JOHN Eustace has demanded another positive reaction from his young Harriers after the disappointing defeat at Salford City.
Kidderminster lost 3-0 at Moor Lane last Saturday as their eight-game run without defeat was brought to a shuddering halt.
However, a feature of this season for the Reds has been their ability to bounce straight back from a loss.
Three of their four league defeats this term have all been followed by victory.
Eustace said: "We now need to see a reaction again.
"I don't think their was much in the game for the first hour but I was disappointed to concede the way we did.
"Salford deserved it in the end but hopefully we can learn from it and the game will stand us in good stead for later in the season.
"We were without both Ryan Croasdale and Zaine Francis-Angol at Salford and they were a big loss for us."
Harriers' attention now turns back to the FA Trophy this Saturday when they host Ebbsfleet in the second round.
Eustace added: "We are expecting a difficult test because they have a very experienced team.
"We watched them at Woking and we know it will be a tough game for us. But once again it will be an opportunity for our young squad to learn about the levels they need to be at each week to be a good team. It will also give us a chance to hit back quickly following the Salford loss."
Harriers signed versatile defender Josh Ezwele on loan from League Two side Yeovil Town this week.
The 19-year-old former West Bromwich Albion youth, who is comfortable in either full-back berth, joins from the Glovers on a one-month spell.
He was one player to feature in a friendly clash with Halesowen Town on Tuesday night.
A fine goal from academy youngster Mitch Bradford was among the highlights as the Reds produced a strong showing to win 2-1 at the Grove.
Andre Brown was also on the scoresheet for Harriers.
"Not everyone can't play each week and we have players that needed some match time," said Eustace. "So it was a good chance to have a look at those players. I was delighted at how it went."
Both Croasdale and Francis-Angol could now return this weekend.