KIDDERMINSTER Harriers manager Stuart Watkiss has attempted to play down the significance of Saturday's relegation six-pointer at Cambridge by insisting: "Nothing will be decided this weekend."

The trip to the Abbey Stadium has been billed as a shoot-out for survival between League Two's bottom two with Harriers just one point better off than their basement hosts.

Watkiss has been trying to instil into his players the importance of not losing games in the build up to the clash with Steve Thompson's U's after last weekend's 3-1 home defeat to Oxford. But with 16 games still to go after this weekend, the Aggborough boss insists the Cambridge clash is not the defining moment in Kidderminster's season. "Win, lose or draw, our future is not going to be decided on Saturday," said Watkiss, whose team have taken nine points from his 10 games in charge.

"Of course we're aware it's an important game and it's important we come away with something. We will be going there to win it but we've got to get into our armour how not to lose games.

"It is vital that we get a result against Cambridge but after that there are another 16 games it is equally important we pick up points from."

Watkiss's bid to bring in more reinforcements, particularly a right-sided midfielder, have met with further frustration.

He said Harriers precarious league position, low wages and lack of loans and inability to offer deals longer than six months, all but ruled out 95 per-cent of the transfer market.

Watkiss still has one or two remaining irons in the fire but insists more arrivals are unlikely before the weekend.

Harriers have been boosted by the news that Tom Bennett's foot injury is not as serious as first feared and the midfielder, who was criticised by Watkiss after the Oxford match, will be available for selection.

Iysden Christie's long-awaited comeback is said to be drawing ever nearer with the striker pencilled in for a return to training on Monday after an infection to his injured foot.

"It will be a massive boost to everyone to see the lad back in the dressing room and on the training pitch," added Watkiss.

l Harriers report -- Page 110.