HARRIERS are waiting for six players to sign new deals after offering them contracts for the 2008-2009 season in the Blue Sqaure Premier.

Manager Mark Yates has offered Iyseden Chrstie, Matthew Barnes-Homer, Brian Smikle, Simon Russell, Andy Ferrell and keeper Dean Coleman new deals to stay at Aggborough.

The sextet have yet to put pen to paper as Harriers try to rebuild the squad for next season.

Yates is also still in talks with defender Gavin Hurren and keeper Chris MacKenzie about new deals.

Former Queens Park Rangers defender Jon Munday and left-back Johnny Harkness have been released by Harriers.

Northern Irish born Harkness has joined Irish League side Linfield.

Michael Blackwood, who has spent the last four months on loan at Oxford United, has also left the club.

"We wish these players good luck in their future careers," said Yates.

"We'd like to thank them for all their efforts during their time with the club."

Meanwhile the players on-loan at Harriers, Darryl Knights (Yeovil Town), Alex Jeannin (Oxford United), Dean Bennett (Chester), Michael Wylde (Cheltenham) and Jake Moult (Plymouth Argyle), have returned to their parent clubs.

Harriers have already secured the services of captain Mark Creighton, Paul Bignot, Michael McGrath and Russ Penn.

Striker Justin Richards, who has been at Oxford United on loan since January, is also contracted to the club for another campaign.