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Morgan-Smith: It's good to be a Harrier again
STRIKER Amari Morgan-Smith believes returning to Harriers for his second spell is the right move for him.
The 24-year-old is keen to win a longer stay at Aggborough after joining on a short term deal last week.
It’s the second time the Wolverhampton-based centre forward has been at Kidderminster, where he made a good impression during a five-match loan spell.
His stay was cut short by Macclesfield’s early recall of the player, despite barely playing him on his return.
“I was disappointed to be recalled by Macclesfield and I was angry with the manager because he didn’t play me,” said Morgan-Smith.
“I enjoyed my time at Kidderminster, the players welcomed me and they have done so again this time.
“This is my first time I have been on a short term contract but hopefully I can make and impact and earn something longer.”
The striker became a free agent in the summer but he saw a move to Conference Premier champions Mansfield fall through.
After a trial at Luton, Harriers boss Steve Burr secured the mobile targetman on a deal which allows him to prove his fitness.
The striker added: “I spent two weeks at Mansfield and a deal fell through and went on trial at Luton but while they were interested in me there was nothing on the table.
“But if I am being honest, if Luton and Harriers had offered me the same deal I would have picked Kidderminster.
“In my opinion they’ve got a decent squad, a decent manager and are looking to do well this season.”
Morgan-Smith looked lively as a second half substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Welling United, a handy cameo as he looks for match sharpness to compete with Nathan Blissett, Michael Gash, Anthony Malbon and Joe Lolley for a striker’s berth.
He added: “I am fit but probably not quite there in terms of match sharpness but I am confident that will come.
“If the manager picks me to play on Saturday I wouldn’t be worried about starting."
Meanwhile, Harriers will be hoping to make it five win from their first eight matches in the Skrill Premier when they entertain strugglers Hyde on Saturday.
The Cheshire side, who have two points from their first seven matches, have bolstered their ranks by bringing in former Oxford, Aldershot and Mansfield defender Rhys Day, who has came out of retirement.
Callum Gittings (ankle) and Jack Byrne (Achilles) are both back in training for the Carpetmen after recovering from injury but Josh Gowling (knee) and Jamie Grimes (ankle) have knocks.
Fans unable to make the game can follow all the action with Shuttle Online’s live match blog which will have team news and all the action from the 3pm kick-off.
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