DEFIANT Colin Gordon will remain in charge of Kidderminster Harriers’ team affairs until the end of the season while the club continues it search for a new head coach.

Fans are disgruntled with the chief executive’s second spell as caretaker boss.

The club’s majority shareholder has yet to taste victory, overseeing two 1-0 defeats since succeeding Dave Hockaday.

There were encouraging signs in last Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Aldershot, although it could not prevent an eighth straight reverse, which left them rock bottom of the Vanarama National League and 16 points away from safety.

“We need to make sure the new head coach is the right person for the job, that he will be at the club for five years not five months,” said Gordon.

“So I am happy to be in charge until the end of the season and take the flak from the fans.

“I hear the clamour to get a new man in now but this is an important appointment and we need to get it right.

“We are looking at a wide range of people and many of them are still in work.

“It will be easier to employ the person we want when their task is done and it makes sense to join in the summer when we know what division we’ll be playing in.”

Gordon confirmed former Coventry, Watford and Derby midfielder John Eustace had visited the club several times, but the 36-year-old hopes to keep on playing.

He nearly signed for Rangers last year but needed knee surgery.

“John is someone I used to represent at Key Sports Management,” commented the chief executive.

“As far as I know he still wants to play, he nearly signed for Rangers but needed surgery on his knee.

“He’s been to the United States and had the operation and is now recovering. He’s been down to see us once or twice.

“I think there would be a very long queue of clubs wanting his services as a player and if we signed him it would be like winning the lottery!”

Meanwhile, Harriers bolstered their forward options with the signings of Evan Garnett and Harry White.

Garnett has scored 19 goals for Belper Town in the Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South and has joined until the end of the season.

White has signed on a month’s loan from Barnsley after a spell at Gloucester City.

“Harry is someone I wanted to sign from the start of the season,” said Gordon.

“We kept an eye on him when he joined Barnsley in the summer and I'm good friends with their chairman.

“Kevin Phillips also worked with him at Gloucester and he’s filled out since then. He’s a 6ft 2ins target man and can also bring others into play.

“Evan has a lot of potential. Gary Rowett had him at Burton and gave him a glowing reference. He’s had some health problems but has overcome them and he’s one for the future.”

Kidderminster will be hoping to end their miserable run of results with two games in the next seven days.

They go to Boreham Wood on Saturday (3pm kick-off) and take on Eastleigh at Aggborough next Tuesday (7.45pm ko).

Gordon was pleased with the Reds' passing display but admitted his side were lacking a cutting edge.

He said: “Rome wasn’t built in a day and we have to do it section by section.

“We passed the ball the best we have done all season in the first half against Aldershot.

“But there’s room for improvement, we have to be more creative and have better movement in the box and hopefully Harry can help with that.

“All we can do is keep improving and win some games of football.”