KIDDERMINSTER Harriers' lack of strikers has not been the only team issue playing on the minds of supporters.

Boss Stuart Watkiss hopes to announce a new long-term loan front-man on Monday to help ease the attacking worries.

But fans have also been scrutinising the left-back spot where Wayne Hatswell and Steve Burton, both players made available for transfer, compete.

Watkiss is not in a financial position to bring in another left-back with two of his squad already capable of filling in there.

Hatswell, last season's skipper and normally a centre-half, appears to currently have the nod from his manager, having started in the bigger friendlies.

But Burton, whose confidence suffered as much as anybody's in last season's relegation from Coca-Cola League Two, has shown signs of making a come-back in pre-season.

And the 22-year-old former Hull man said: "Last season was a disappointment for me and there were one or two times I thought I would be leaving, but it didn't happen.

"I went a long time without playing a game and then the manager picked me for the last few games and said I did well.

"He sat me down at the end of the season and said we would wipe the slate clean. He told me to prove that I am good enough to be his left-back, so that's what I intend to do."

n Adam Chambers, who played two games for Harriers last season, failed to win a deal in a trial at Swansea City.

Midfielder John McGrath also missed out at Exeter City.

The Ex-files (where to find former Harriers): Reuben Hazell (Chesterfield), Abdou Sall (Forest Green), Tom Bennett (Hamilton Academicals), Ian Foster (Forest Green), Dean Keates (Lincoln), Bertrand Cozic (Moor Green, trial), Blair Sturrock (Rochdale), Lee Jenkins (Redditch), Simon Weaver (Scarborough), Gary Birch (Lincoln), Billy Jones (Exeter), Chris Beardsley (Mansfield), Mark Rawle (Woking).