KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Steve Burr will warn his side to be on their guard when they make the trip to Nene Park to face Kettering Town.

The Poppies slumped to a 5-3 defeat at home to fellow Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Hayes and Yeading on Tuesday night.

But as well as conceding five at their new ground, the former home of now defunct Rushden and Diamonds, Kettering boss Mark Stimson saw two of his players, Moses Ashikodi and JP Marna, sent off for fighting each other.

“It is bad enough when players square up to each other from opposing sides, let alone from their own team,” the Harriers chief said. “I bet Mark was fuming.

“Not only did he have two players sent off in that match, but he is now without them for the game against us.

“But I’m sure that Kettering we be looking to find that little bit extra after conceding five.

“So we have to keep doing what we are doing and continue to work hard.”

Harriers also have two players suspended with midfielder Kyle Storer joining forward Steve Guinan in the stands after he was sent off in the 1-1 draw against Grimsby Town on Tuesday night.

Burr, who will run a late fitness test on midfielder Jack Byrne after he picked up a minor knee problem, has praised keeper Danny Lewis.

“Danny is in fantastic form at the moment and he is dealing with everything that is being thrown at him,” the Harriers chief said.

“Jack had a bit of a knock to his knee but should be OK.”