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Burr: We've got to be at it
4:11pm Sunday 20th January 2013 in News
HARRIERS boss Steve Burr has told his players they cannot afford to be below their best after yesterday's 1-0 loss to Macclesfield Town.
The Aggborough outfit suffered their first away loss in the Blue Square Bet Premier since October thanks to Wade Fairhurst's second half header.
Burr's boys never got going and keeper Danny Lewis produced a string of saves to keep the Silkmen at bay.
It ensured Harriers' boss made a losing return as manager to the club where he made his name as a prolific hitman.
"We didn't hit the heights we have come to expect," acknowledged the manager.
"We were below par and just didn't seem to find that bit of spark and what it takes to beat teams.
"I said to the boys at half-time if we raised it five per cent then we can win the game because there wasn't a great deal in it.
He added: "The goal was disappointing from our point of view because we've been switched on over the last few months.
"That was a lapse in concentration and to be fair the lad put it away well.
"We've hit the bar twice. I think the one Ryan's one [Rowe] was a bit unfortunate and the other came back off the bar and Chey [Dunkley] was just a bit too far under it to get a touch on it.
"All-in-all I cannot complain, Macclesfield just shaded it and it just shows we've got to be at it all the time."
Burr also admitted he will be seeking to strengthen his squad as injuries take their toll.
James Vincent missed the clash with a knee injury, while Callum Gittings was also carrying a knock.
Harriers have money to spend from the sale of Jamille Matt to Fleetwood last week.
Burr said: "We're looking all time, we just want to make sure we bring the right type of person into the club.
"Even before Jamille left we were looking to add a couple to the squad.
"We're still looking, we're bringing in a couple of lads to have a look at them this week and take it from there.
"The squad definitely needs strengthening, that was evident before Jamille left, but with the likes of James Vincent injured, a couple of lads struggling with knocks it was always going to be difficult to get the best out of them."