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Burr's respect for FA Cup foes
The Carpetmen are firm favourites to progress into the first round proper when they tackle their lower ranked rivals in Yorkshire (3pm ko).
But John Deacey’s side are eighth in the Skrill North and in good heart after carving out a 12 match unbeaten run.
However, Harriers are in their best form of the campaign with seven wins from the last ten matches, which leaves them hot on the heels of Conference Premier pacesetters Cambridge United in second spot.
This weekend’s fourth qualifying round clash at the Horsfall Stadium has been switched to Sunday by West Yorkshire Police, because of Bradford City’s home clash against Wolves and Huddersfield’s derby with Leeds United on Saturday.
The Aggborough outfit will be aiming to carve out a first run in the competition since losing to Coventry City in the third round in the 2008-09 season.
Since then they have been knocked out by Fleetwood Town, York City and Corby Town in the fourth qualifying round, and last year exited the competition at the hands of Football League stalwarts Oldham United in round one.
But with the club’s famous run to the fourth round, when they knocked out Birmingham City and lost narrowly to West Ham, reaching its 20th anniversary, fans are keeping their fingers crossed for more memorable giant-killing.
“We’re favourites because we play in a higher division but we’ll be taking Bradford seriously because they are a strong team for the level they play at,” said Burr.
“It would be great to win this tie and then go on a run in the FA Cup.
“If we can get through there’s the chance we could be playing opposition from the Football League and if you look at the some of the big clubs we could meet, such as Wolverhampton Wanderers, it’s an exciting prospect.
“Last season we had a big crowd and a good day out against Oldham and we’d love to experience that again and go even further.”
Striker Nathan Blissett looks set to miss the clash after picking up a knee injury in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Lincoln City.
Kidderminster have been boosted by the news injured pair Chey Dunkley and Mickey Demetriou are on the road to recovery.
Left-back Demetriou was set to have the plaster on his broken wrist removed this week, while centre back Dunkley will resume training after a month on the sidelines with a knee problem.
The manager added: “Chey Dunkley is back in training and hopefully he will be in contention in about a week or so.
“Mickey Demetriou’s plaster comes off this week and I am hoping he will be pushing for a return in the next seven to ten days.
“Michael Gash still has a hamstring problem and it’s something we’re still working on but he did brilliantly when he came on against Lincoln.
“I felt sorry for Nathan Blissett, who did well before going off with a knee injury, it looks like he’ll miss out this weekend.
“But overall we’re getting players back from injury and getting stronger.”
n Harriers’ league clash at Grimsby Town has been moved a day earlier to Thursday, December 19 (7.45pm ko) because it will be televised on BT Sport.
n Lincoln report – Page 106
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