ROOKIE strikers Nathan Blissett and Joe Lolley will have to bide their time as the competition for places hots up at Kidderminster Harriers, according to assistant manager Gary Whild.

Michael Gash and Anthony Malbon have led the line for Harriers so far this season and are set to do so again when Chester visit Aggborough today (3pm).

But the pair have Blissett and Lolley breathing down their necks af-ter both featured in a friendly against Cheltenham Town last Tuesday.

Lolley was on target in a 2-1 defeat but is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench at best this afternoon.

“Both Joe and Nathan know if they want to break into the team they have to work hard,” Whild said. “To be fair to Joe, he’s happy to be at the club.

“We’ve seen what Nathan can do in spells last season and when he was on loan at Cambridge United.

“But, in Michael and Anthony, we’ve got two guys who scored more than 20 goals each last season.”

With four strikers at their disposal, Harriers have decided not to delve into the transfer market following Ryan Rowe’s loan switch to Stourbridge.

There had been suggestions of a return for Amari Morgan-Smith, who made five appearances on loan at Harriers last term, after leaving Macclesfield but Whild played them down.