GARY Whild believes Kidderminster Harriers strikers must set the tone as they look for a back door route into the Skrill Conference Premier play-offs.

A 2-0 victory over Cambridge United on Tuesday kept hopes alive for now although a 1-0 win for rivals Halifax at Grimsby left the Aggborough side at the point of no return.

Ahead of tomorrow’s game at already relegated Hyde, Whild said: “Our fate is out of our hands but that takes the pressure off the lads and their performances have been great.

“We’ve lost just one in 10 games and you don’t beat a side like Cambridge without having something about you.

“Michael Gash scored on Tuesday to add to his goal in a 2-0 defeat of Welling on Saturday while Nathan Blissett’s goal from the bench on Saturday earned him a start against Cambridge.

“Your strikers set the tone,” said Whild. “The two of them were excellent on Tuesday and caused problems for a strong Cambridge team.

“It was nice to see Nathan get his goal on Saturday, and Michael is getting back to the sort of form we know he is capable of. His goal was exceptional. It’s difficult to single players out though but the two of them were outstanding.

“Now we must look for more of the same. We can’t control what other teams do but it would be disappointing if they slipped up and we didn’t take advantage. We have to get three wins and what will be will be.”

Skipper style Storer returns from suspension for the trip to Hyde and the Easter Monday clash at home to Nuneaton Town.