ASSISTANT manager Gary Whild believes striker Richard Peniket is making progress with Kidderminster Harriers despite a lack of goals.

The 19-year-old, on loan from Premier League club Fulham until January, has made eight appearances for the Aggborough outfit without finding the net.

In the same time, the goals have been coming from the likes of team-mates Ryan Rowe, Anthony Malbon and Marvin Johnson.

But Whild is not overly concerned by the situation and just wants Peniket to keep working hard for the team, including in today’s FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at Grimsby Town (3pm).

Peniket has been granted permission to play by his parent club as Harriers bid for their first win in the competition since the 2008-09 season when they reached the third round. Whild said: “I think Richard has done well and settled in here – he is a bright young lad and has some local roots being from Stourbridge.

“Other than stating the obvious in saying he’d like to have scored a few goals, I think he has made a decent contribution for us so far.

“He’s come here until January and Fulham want him to keep developing, which he has been doing.

“Richard is a young lad on loan from a Premier League side so I’m sure he’d tell you himself that he isn’t about to feature for them in the competition in the very near future.”