BOSS John Eustace says he's more than happy with his Harriers squad and won't be rushing to bring new faces to the club.

With Kidderminster sitting in second place in National League North and keeping the heat on leaders AFC Fylde, the manager is keen to keep working with the talented group already at his disposal.

The Reds are expecting interest in some of their players from higher-placed clubs and fans have recently bolstered the transfer kitty with an online Crowdfunding campaign that has nearly hit £5,000 of its £10,000 target.

However, Eustace doesn't want to be hasty with any cash outlay.

He said: "I'm happy with the squad at the moment so we won't be rushing out to get someone in unless the right person becomes available for us.

"The fans have recently helped raise some funds for our transfer kitty but we'll only spend it when the time is right. We are very grateful for their support this season, both home and away and on and off the field.

"The players are working hard and learning all the time and we have good options at the moment."

Harriers have also been boosted with the recent arrival of attacker Darryl Knights and the loan addition of 20-year-old goalkeeper Alex Palmer from West Bromwich Albion.

Eustace's men got the new year off to a winning start with a derby day success against Worcester City.

They came from behind to win 2-1 at Aggborough last Sunday thanks to a strike from Josh McQuilkin and an own goal from Sam Oji, which was forced by the fine wing play of substitute Sam Austin.

Harriers had toiled in the first half and found themselves behind at the break after Junior English struck.

But they fought back in the second half after finally finding a way past Worcester's resolute rearguard (report inside).

"It's a local derby so we were always expecting a tough game. The main thing for us was to get the result and we did that by being patient and sticking to the way we want to play, which was very pleasing," said Eustace.

He was also quick to praise the impact of half time substitute Austin, adding: "From day one we have said that it's a squad game and that everyone will be used at some stage.

"The way the lads have conducted themselves has been fantastic and Sam showed the difference you can make if you're ready. He was magnificent and showed he has a bright future ahead of him.

"That is the reason we train so hard each week."

A feature of the Worcester victory was a man-of-the-match performance from midfielder McQuilkin.

Eustace said: "We do have a young squad here so it is really pleasing to see the more experienced lads like Macca and Lowey (Keith Lowe) stepping up and leading by example.

"The young players are learning every week and showed great spirit to keep going against Worcester. The older lads really helped with that because Worcester are an experienced team with experienced management."

Harriers now face fifth-placed Salford City away this Saturday (3pm kick-off) as they look to further consolidate a play-off spot.

"We take every game as it comes and we won't treat this any differently. They are a good side and we know it will be tough but there is still a long way to go in the season."