MANAGER John Eustace has thanked the generous fans that bolstered his Harriers transfer kitty this week - but says he will only use the cash when the time is right.
The club has now confirmed the final total of the Give It 100% Campaign, a scheme launched to help boost funds available for recruiting new players.
In total, around 200 Harriers fans donated to the campaign to made the final sum £10,310.34.
That includes some generous, one-off, offline donations as well as those pledges made online in return for some great rewards. A thousand of that total also includes the money raised from ticket sales and raffles for the Fan Forum event held at the Aggborough Suite last Friday evening.
Eustace said: “The fans have been fantastic from day one. The club wouldn’t be where it was if it wasn’t for them.
“They make a big difference during games but their support with this is also very much appreciated.
“We will spend the money when the time is right and when the right people are available for us. We won’t rush into anything.
“I don’t have any irons in the fire at the moment and there are no offers in for our players either.”
Harriers kept the pressure on leaders AFC Fylde with victory over Telford United at Aggborough last Saturday.
The Reds finally broke down a stubborn United rearguard when Darryl Knights netted in the 85th minute to give his side a vital three points For large periods Harriers were repelled by the determined Telford defence and goalkeeper James Montgomery in particular. However, once again, Eustace’s men stuck to their game plan and were rewarded with the win.
“Regardless of if we’d have got the goal or not, I would have been pleased with the performance,” added the manager.
“Their goalkeeper was the clear man of the match and they made it very difficult.
“It was great for Darryl (Knights) to get his first goal since returning to the club. We know he’s a goalscorer and we’re grateful he was in the right place at the right time.
“It’s a squad game and it’s great that I have so many young and hungry players that are keen to make an impact.”
Harriers, who are now nine points behind Fylde with a game in hand, will welcome mid-table Nuneaton to Aggborough this Saturday (3pm kick-off).
“It will be a tough game for us because they have an experienced side,” added Eustace. “We aren’t worrying about anyone else but ourselves. We will take it one game at a time and concentrate on our own performances.”