GARY Whild has warned that Kidderminster Harriers could end up part-time unless the club receive extra investment.

The Harriers manager gave a frank and honest account of some of the difficulties the management and playing staff have experienced this season at a fans' forum.

Whild revealed the full impact of the 11th-placed Vanarama Conference outfit’s struggles to pay the monthly wage bill.

He was forced to send out midfielder Josh O’Keefe, keeper Jasbir Singh and forwards Reece Styche and Michael Gash on loan from Aggborough.

“I don’t know all the details of the finances but I think Harriers going part-time is a real possibility,” admitted Whild, who has seen his playing budget cut dramatically during the campaign.

“We can’t keep loaning players out and not bringing some in. We were able to get in Matt Robinson (from Luton on loan), who has done OK and given the lads a lift.”

A 130-strong contingent of supporters quizzed Whild, his assistant Mark Creighton and player-coach Josh Gowling on a wide range of subjects.

Members of the board were invited to sit on the panel but declined.

It was revealed Harriers' cash problems led to a transfer embargo by the Conference in the summer.

The return of Kath and Ernie Lane's financial backing, covering the shortfall in wages each month, lifted the ban.

Whild said: “We’ve always been ambitious. We’ve either made the play-offs or finished very close to them but unfortunately times have changed.

“At the moment, we’re having to cut our cloth accordingly to make sure we can pay the players still here.

“We want to make the play-offs but I have to be frank and honest and say we must get to 50 points as soon as possible to ensure we are safe.

“Until mid-October, we were under a transfer embargo from the Conference because of the club’s financial restraints.

“We had discussed adding Amari'i Bell (on loan from Birmingham) and Johnny Hunt from Cambridge but we weren’t in a position to do that.

“We also wanted to bring in Kevin Nicholson but first had to de-register Reece Hales and Jake Green with the Conference before we were allowed to get him in.

“It was a long-drawn out process but that is the sort of thing we’ve had to deal with.”