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Burr: It could be so special
The Aggborough outfit are well-placed in the promotion battle in the Blue Square Bet Premier after Saturday’s fine 3-2 win over Cambridge United.
Harriers currently occupy the final play-off spot but are only eight points behind leaders Grimsby Town and an upbeat Burr did not rule out a tilt at the title.
“Nothing’s impossible at this stage of season,” said the manager.
“We’ve got to keep pushing on because I believe there is a chance of doing something really special.
“We’re on a great run at the moment and anything can happen if we can maintain it.
“The fans have been magnificent this season, they have really got behind the team.
“We always try to go out and win games and they have responded to that.”
The Aggborough outfit completed their mid-season recruiting this week, with the addition of on-loan Grimsby hitman Greg Pearson until the end of the season and the arrival of free agent winger Martin Devaney.
Their capture means Harriers boast intense competition in the midfield and forward positions, with six strikers all vying for a starting spot.
But Burr believes strength in depth will be the key to Harriers’ turning their Football League dream into a reality and he has let the squad know in no uncertain terms that players must be ready for action when called upon.
“With the new lads we’ve brought in I believe we’ve got the number of players we had at the start of the season,” observed Burr.
“Of course, Jack Byrne is out for the season and Keith Briggs is injured at the moment, but hopefully he’s only a couple of weeks away.
“What is important is that we have strength-in-depth for the run-in.
“We’ve told the players in no uncertain terms that they need to be at it when called upon.
“Yes we’ll have a lot of competition for places and there will be times when players will be on the bench or not even in the squad.
“But there will be a time when we need them and they know they must be ready for the challenge.”
Burr also confirmed he would rebuff approaches by clubs to take any of his squad on loan.
It is hoped Anthony Malbon will shake off an ankle strain ahead of Saturday’s trip to Hyde on Saturday (3pm ko).
Danny Pilkington also has a knock, while Briggs is not expected to have recovered from him knee injury.
Harriers, who saw their mid-week trip to Gateshead called off because of a waterlogged pitch, then face a test of their promotion credentials at third-placed Forest Green Rovers next Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).