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PREVIEW: Harriers v Grimsby
1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014 in News
LEE Vaughan is hoping Harriers can keep their play-off hopes alive when they tackle promotion rivals Grimsby tomorrow (3pm ko).
The Aggborough outfit are still in the hunt for a top five finish in the Skrill Premier despite three draws in a row and are looking for a victory that will enhance their claim.
The race for the play-offs is one of the closest in years, with teams all the way down to 11th still harbouring dreams of reaching the Football League.
For Vaughan, the fact Kidderminster are still involved is a feat.
The club's league campaign suffered during a disruptive period where Steve Burr left the club and was replaced by ex-Coventry boss Andy Thorn.
After Mark Serrell's departure as chairman and a poor set of results, Thorn was sacked and replaced by Gary Whild, who has steadied the ship.
"It's incredible we're still in the shake-up for the play-off considering everything that has happened," said the defender.
"We had only just got used to the previous manager's methods when it was all change again.
"But I think with Gary coming in as manager and Tim Flowers and Mark Creighton on board there is stability.
"The style is similar to how we were playing under Steve Burr although Gary has his own ideas.
"We're trying to get the ball down and play but at the moment we're keeping lots of clean sheets."
Harriers have their problems ahead of the clash, with Kyle Storer and Callum Gittings suspended and Josh Gowling a major doubt with a pelvic issue.
Chey Dunkley has recovered impressively from minor knee surgery, while Adrian Cieslewicz is pushing for a return.
Vaughan said: "It would be massive if we won.
"It's certainly a mustn't lose game but it would be even better if we got three points."
The Mariners are in decent form with just two defeats in the last nine matches.
Fans can keep up with all the action with The Shuttle's live match updates, which will have all the build-up and team news before the 3pm kick-off.
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