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Whild: Time to end away woes
KIDDERMINSTER Harriers can end their long wait for an away win in the Skrill Premier at Salisbury City, believes manager Gary Whild.
The Aggborough outfit have not picked up three points on their travels since beating Southport 2-1 in October.
Whild thinks Harriers can end the 11-game barren run at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, although City had only lost twice at their Wiltshire fortress before last night's game against Cambridge.
The race for the play-offs is tight, with second-placed Cambridge and 11th Braintree separated by just eight points.
Kidderminster are currently ninth, but only two points behind Nuneaton, who occupy the final play-off spot.
Three points on Saturday would stretch their unbeaten run to six games and enhance their own play-off hopes.
“They have an excellent record at home but I have seen enough from us to think we can go there and win," said Whild.
“It’s been a while since we won away in the league and going away in this league is difficult.
"It would be good if we could end that run at a tough place like Salisbury.”
Harriers are set to welcome back captain Kyle Storer, who has fully recovered from his hip injury.
Chey Dunkley is also making speedy progress following minor knee surgery, but Adrian Cieslewicz looks set to be sidelined for longer after his ankle knock was diagnosed as a bruised bone.
Winger Marvin Johnson was poised to join Conference North Hednesford until the end of the season after the 23-year-old requested to go on loan.
Whild had been keen to keep the pacey wideman, who had featured as a substitute in the manager's first three games in charge.
Johnson's current deal runs until the end of the season, although under the Bosman Ruling they would be able to claim compensation for him.
Whild said: “It is Marvin’s choice to leave, he requested a loan. He played a big part in my first three games and I wanted him here.
"He wants a move and there is no point keeping someone who is unhappy at the club.
“He’s out of contract at the end of the season but is under the Bosman Ruling.
“Marvin’s got a lot of potential but turning that into performances is more to do with him rather than what club he is with.”
Whild is keen to bring in several new faces before Friday’s loan deadline but has stated they must improve his squad.
Meanwhile, the club’s Early Bird season tickets for the 2014-15 campaign will go on sale from next Tuesday.
Purchases can be made from the Aggborough ticket office or over the phone on 01562 823 931. They will be available until Thursday, May 1.
For more details or queries, fans can also email email@example.com l Fans unable to make the trip to Salisbury can follow all the action with The Shuttle’s live match updates.
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