KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have signed giant forward George Waring on loan until the end of the season from Tranmere Rovers.

The 6ft 5ins 23-year-old was on the books at Everton and Stoke City before scoring six goals in 19 games in a loan spell at Barnsley in League One.

Cheshire-born Waring joined Rovers on a two-year deal last summer after his release from Stoke.

But he has struggled to get into the Tranmere team and had a temporary spell with their National League rivals FC Halifax Town this season, scoring two goals.

Waring has also been on loan at Oxford United, Shrewsbury Town and Carlisle United during his short career.

He will hope to help Harriers bid for a speedy return to winning ways at Curzon Ashton in Vanarama National League North tomorrow (3pm).

John Eustace’s side suffered their first defeat in 15 games when they crashed out of the FA Trophy on Tuesday with a 3-0 second-round replay loss at league rivals Stockport County.

Kidderminster squandered promising openings in Greater Manchester and in the 2-2 comeback draw in the first match at Aggborough last Saturday.

Boss Eustace wants his players to be more clinical when they make a quick return to the north-west against 14th-placed Curzon who have not won in their last four home games.

He said: “We played well but defended poorly (at Stockport) and we’re disappointed — but it’s a chance to put it right today now.”

Declan Weeks returned in midweek after a spell out but fellow midfielders Elton Ngwatala and James McQuilkin missed the game with illness and injury respectively.

Left-back Joel Taylor should return after illness while right-back Lee Vaughan and top scorer Joe Ironside only made substitute appearances at Stockport.

Seventh-placed Harriers are without young centre-half Fraser Horsfall this weekend as he serves a one-match ban for his red card last Saturday.

Kidderminster return home on Tuesday to entertain mid-table FC United of Manchester in the league.