KELVIN Langmead has vowed the players are not ready to throw in the towel as Kidderminster Harriers' relegation-battling hopes of survival hang by a thread.

The Aggborough outfit are holding onto their Vanarama National League status by the skin of their teeth.

With six matches left, Kidderminster are bottom and 12 points from safety.

But there is still a very slim chance of escaping the drop as the Reds face three of their relegation rivals in a row, starting with the visit of fourth from bottom Altrincham to Kidderminster tomorrow (3pm ko).

That is followed by Welling away and Halifax at home.

The Reds were denied a rare away win in Greater Manchester in November when a last-gasp goal saw them settle for a 2-2 draw.

But despite Harriers' precarious situation, Langmead says the squad has not given up.

He said: "We're in a very tough position but by no means have we thrown in the towel.

"There's been no drop off of intensity in training and for us there's still six games to be won.

"It would take a huge turn around in fortunes but we have to believe."

Harriers are set to welcome back Ben Whitfield, who has recovered from the sickness bug that kept him out of Monday's loss to Tranmere.

Gurjit Singh has also recovered from the same illness and could be available, while Arthur Gnahoua is 50/50 to shake off his ankle knock.

Altrincham have won won away from home in the league in nine games.

Kiddy chief executive Colin Gordon has said he's interesting in retaining Langmead's services for next season.

Langmead said: "As a professional this has not been an easy season and no player likes to lose games.

"But I really enjoy playing for Kidderminster Harriers.

"There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes and I genuinely believe that there is something exciting happening at this club and I want to be part of it."

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