NEW chairman Barry Norgrove admits there is no pressure on Stuart Watkiss to launch Kidderminster Harriers back into the Football League.

Norgrove replaced Colin Youngjohns in the Aggborough hot-seat and called upon a period of calm on and off-the-pitch following the club's turbulent takeover.

During a summer of uncertainty, manager Watkiss was unable to sign players at the top of his shopping list while the Harriers' power struggle rumbled on.

Only since Aggborough Holdings Consortium gained control of Harriers a fortnight ago has Watkiss proceeded to re-build his depleted squad.

The former Mansfield Town boss suffered further disappointment earlier this week when his assistant Gary Barnett was sacked for cost-cutting purposes.

Now that a new board of directors has been installed at Kidderminster, Norgrove insists everybody is pulling together to assist Watkiss, although there are no immediate demands to push for promotion.

"Things have been hectic since the takeover," said Norgrove. "But over the last week, we have been concentrating on the playing side of the club.

"We need to get that sorted our first, because without a team there would be no supporters to watch us. We need a good team and a good start.

"The main thing is that we get results because they keep everybody happy.

"Stuart's worked hard through a bad summer, not knowing which way to go and not knowing whether he was going to be out of a job. Obviously, he's picked himself up and is working hard.

"Stuart's got the budget that we promised him originally. He wants 20 to 21 players in his squad and he's got the money available for that.

"We need to start doing well on the pitch, there's no question about that. But there is no big pressure on Stuart.

"If we can finish three-quarters of the way up the league on the first season, then we can re-build and perhaps get promotion the season after."

Although Barnett left Aggborough due to financial constraints, Norgrove said there is a possibility that he could make a return if a new youth scheme gets off the ground.