VETERAN defender Keith Lowe promised Kidderminster Harriers would keep fighting for the sake of the fans while hovering over the National North trapdoor.

Winless since Boxing Day, Harriers have registered just one point and two goals in five league outings.

It is a run that has seen them plummet to fourth bottom and within four points of Blyth Spartans in the second relegation place.

The task gets no easier with a trip to table-topping King’s Lynn Town tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) but having sampled stellar support up at Boston last weekend, Lowe says the goodwill from the stands helps to keep Kidderminster going.

“They’re massive for us,” he said. “I personally like to make sure that everybody comes over and really show their appreciation to people who come and watch, home and away.

“It’s their money they’re paying – I hope they can see we are working hard and are working together to try and win points and take this football club forward and will continue to do so.”

Manager Jimmy Shan reports midfielder Declan Weeks is closing in on a return to training and is the only anticipated absentee.

The creative catalyst has been missing for more than two months after sustaining a bruised toe in the win at Guiseley.

The injury has proved a difficult one to manage, with the 24-year-old undergoing a number of scans recently.

Weeks has yet to return to full training with the rest of the squad but Shan is hopeful that a comeback isn’t too far away.

“We’re just missing Dec Weeks now," said Shan.

“He has an ongoing issue with a toe from a contact he had way back against Guiseley in my second game in charge.

“He’s had a couple of scans and, hopefully, we’re working towards the end of making sure he’s back in and around the squad in the next couple of weeks.”

Harriers will be boosted by the return of Rhys Williams for the trip to Norfolk.

The on-loan Liverpool defender has missed the past three matches through suspension.

  • INTERIM boss Josh Gowling reckons Hereford are closing in on a turn in fortunes. 

In charge since the departure of Russell Slade on January 20, Gowling oversaw a 1-1 draw against Curzon Ashton last weekend and takes his side to Alfreton Town tomorrow (3pm). 

“We’ve had several discussions with the players and we’ve got a few key things that we want to implement," said Gowling. 

“We just need to continue making a few tweaks here and there, but I felt that there were improvements last weekend and we just want to keep making improvements each game we play.”

Hereford have won one out of 15 league matches since October 1.