HARRIERS boss John Eustace says his players have recovered well from a tough run of games and will be raring to go for the visit of promotion rivals Halifax this Saturday.

The manager felt his side was feeling the effects of a hard week as they were made to battle to a 1-0 victory over Harrogate Town at Aggborough last weekend.

It took sub Andre Brown to strike in the 87th minute as the Reds closed the gap to leaders AFC Fylde.

Kidderminster had drawn with Fylde the weekend before and then made a successful mid-week trip to Tamworth, again netting late on to take the spoils.

However, Eustace has been pleased with training this week and says his players will be ready for the challenge of third-placed Halifax.

He said: "We won't approach the game any differently and will treat it exactly the same as any other.

"We did look a little leggy against Harrogate but the players have recovered well from three big games now. Training has been fine this week and we're ready to go again.

"It's a game we'll look forward to but our preparations won't be any different. It'll be another good chance for the young team to keep progressing and we'll continue to take everything as it comes."

Second-placed Harriers are now just six points behind Fylde but have a game in hand on the current leaders.

It could prove a key weekend in the promotion race with Halifax's visit to Aggborough coming as Fylde welcome seventh-placed Darlington.

Ash Carter remains suspended following his dismissal at Fylde.

Eustace praised match-winner Brown after he came off he bench to fire home the winner against Harrogate. The young striker has had to settle for a place on the bench in recent games following the acquisition of new forward Joe Ironside but he reacted in perfect fashion last weekend.

Eustace said: "Andre's a 20-year-old lad and he's been magnificent. It's very tough to be playing week in, week out but he's a top player and someone we want to keep for as long as we can.

"We brought Joe (Ironside) in to help Andre and the other players around him. I couldn't be more pleased with Andre and he's took his chance again and that's what it's all about."

Meanwhile, goalscoring midfielder Liam Truslove is the latest player to commit to the club for next season.

The former Birmingham City youngster joined Harriers in the summer having been released by Blues, and has had a big impact on the squad.

While the tall, powerful 21-year-old has made just five starts this term, he still boasts nine goals to his name as he consistently makes a contribution stepping off the bench.