PREVIEW: Harriers v Nuneaton

Kidderminster Shuttle: Harriers boss Gary Whild has guided his side to three wins in a row. Harriers boss Gary Whild has guided his side to three wins in a row.

HARRIERS will be aiming to end their home campaign on a high and keep their slim chances of reaching the Skrill Premier play-offs alive when they entertain Midlands rivals Nuneaton tomorrow afternoon.

A superb run of three successive wins means the Aggborough outfit still have a chance of securing a top five finish.

But Harriers must beat Nuneaton and also win at Halifax next Saturday and hope results go their way to achieve their goal.

Kidderminster are on 70 points and can still overtake Grimsby and Gateshead but not Halifax, who defeated Macclesfield 2-1 on Saturday.

Grimsby, who have 74 points, only need to avoid defeat against whipping boys Hyde tomorrow and away at Braintree to finish higher than Harriers because of their superior goal difference, so it is unlikely Harriers will finish above the Mariners.

In contrast, fifth-placed Gateshead have a three-point advantage but face tough games against Macclesfield and Cambridge.

The seventh-placed Reds must also hope Braintree, who are one place and two points ahead, also drop points against Barnet or Grimsby.

Harriers will be keen to build on wins over Welling, Cambridge and Hyde and record their fourth straight league win, which would be their longest winning streak of the 2013-14 campaign.

Harriers face a Nuneaton side which have faded from the promotion race since Christmas and have not won in seven matches.

New Nuneaton boss Bryan Reid, who was previously in charge of Ayr United, watched his side lose 1-0 a Barnet at the weekend.

He replaced caretaker Mark Noon, who had held the reins after Kevin Wilkin took over at Wrexham.

But Harriers boss Gary Whild is not taking anything for granted.

He said: "They've had a fantastic season.

"We've talked about Hyde being part-time and with Nuneaton being the same you'd have to say Kevin Wilkin has earned his chance at Wrexham.

"But it is Nuneaton's last away game and I am sure they will want to end with a bit of style.

"If nothing else it is a bit of a local derby as well so there are bragging rights at stake.

"All credit to them [for their season] but we got beat at their place so we want to put that right as well.”

Striker Amari Morgan-Smith may well return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench and scoring against Hyde on Good Friday.

Josh Gowling (pelvis) and Danny Jackman (ankle) are set to miss out.

The club’s end of season awards will be held before tomorrow’s 3pm kick-off.

Fans unable to make the clash can follow all the action with The Shuttle’s live match updates, which will have team news and all the build-up to the action from 2pm.

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