STUART Watkiss cannot wait for Iyseden Christie to settle into life in the Nationwide Conference.

The Kidderminster Harriers manager is expecting fireworks and goals a-plenty from the talented striker once he finds his feet.

Christie played for Watkiss at Mansfield Town and smashed home 19 goals at Coca-Cola League One level, despite the Stags' relegation in 2003.

The explosive striker, a pacey customer who can hold the ball up effectively as well as twist and turn for space in the box, is still searching for his first competitive Harriers goal.

Christie's last campaign was wrecked by a broken foot then a subsequent infection, and he was among the doubts for today's trip to Scarborough due to injury.

But Watkiss believes Christie, who scored four goals against Colchester in one fixture, must strive for more consistency once he is back in full swing.

The Harriers boss said: "Iyseden has to realise he can't do it for one game or spasmodically. He's got to do it week in week out in order for him to progress as a footballer.

"I probably know him better than anybody and if we can get him back to what he was like two or three years ago when I had him at Mansfield then he could be awesome at this level."

While Christie took the sponsors' man-of-the-match in the 2-1 win over Woking, Wayne Hatswell was widely regarded as the best performer in the mid-week 1-0 defeat at Exeter City.

Hatswell, usually a centre-half, has been on the end of some fans' criticism in his current left-back role but has started the season well.

Watkiss said: "He's shown what he's truly capable of in those two games and his attitude has been world-class. I think the consistency he was starting to lack has come back to him now."

Mark Jackson (ankle), Daryl Burgess (hip), Lee Thompson (toe), Gareth Sheldon (hamstring), Christie (foot), Michael Blackwood (hamstring) and Martin O'Connor (hamstring) have been receiving treatment this week.