EXPERIENCED Lee Vaughan has stepped up his comeback as he prepares for a first competitive game since re-joining Kidderminster Harriers.

The right-back played the first 45 minutes of a 1-0 friendly defeat at Boldmere St Michaels in midweek for the club's under 23s.

It was his first match action for the best part of eight months after breaking his leg near the end of last season while with Tranmere Rovers.

Vaughan, 29, was an unused substitute for last Saturday's 2-1 FA Trophy victory over York City.

He said: “Playing in a game is a massive step forward.

"You can do all the gym work and training but getting to play a game and come through it with no issues has probably been the biggest hurdle I’ve had.

“I came through it with flying colours but you don’t now expect to walk into the team.

“I have to get some more minutes and then see what I can do. I have to warrant my place.”

Harriers, who have gone eight games unbeaten in all competitions, host Nuneaton Town in National League North on Saturday (3pm).

They will now entertain FC United of Manchester in the league on Tuesday, January 23, due to their Trophy date with Stockport County on Saturday, January 13.

Another rearranged game sees Harriers visit Chorley on Tuesday, January 9.

Meanwhile, Hereford FC continue on the Southern League Premier Division promotion trail at Chesham United on Saturday (3pm).

Former Bristol Rovers forward Eliot Richards opened his Bulls account in their 3-1 win at fellow high-fliers Kettering Town in midweek.

John Mills scored a stunner and Mike Symons sealed the success.

Evesham United, who host Larkhall Athletic in Division One West on Saturday (3pm), have rearranged their postponed home league game with Swindon Supermarine for Wednesday, January 17.

Worcester City hope to play their first game since beating Stourport Swifts 4-1 on November 25 when they visit Haughmond in the Midland League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).