PROUD boss John Eustace says Harriers are heading in the right direction and his young players will learn from their play-off disappointment.

Kidderminster suffered a 2-1 semi-final aggregate defeat against Chorley as they saw their hopes sunk.

The boss was keen to look ahead despite seeing his side fall short in the National League North end-of-season scrap for promotion.

He said: "The supporters should be very proud of the team and the effort this season. It's been fantastic and two mistakes have cost us today but overall the club should be very proud of everyone here. It's been a really good effort.

"It was two good finishes and two mistakes from us, which we are really disappointed with, but overall the lads have been magnificent and the support has been fantastic and the club is going in the right direction.

"Today's experience will do them (the players) good. No one likes to lose, especially at this stage of the season, but it's all about getting experience and learning from it. Hopefully whoever comes back next season will be ready and will push on again.

"It has all been a big high, the performance of the lads has been fantastic, the way they have played football has been fantastic and their hasn't been any disappointing moments apart from today. Again, it's hard to be disappointed when the effort of the players has been magnificent.

"I'm very proud of all of them and very grateful of the efforts the whole squad has put in and they are going to have a good break now in the summer and be refreshed and ready to go again next season.

"We'll move on very quickly and the players are very disappointed but they'll brush themselves down, have a good summer and learn from the experiences of the whole season."