Action man Styche ready to rock the Conference

Off the mark: Reece Styche scores for Harriers. Picture ADRIAN HOSKINS

Off the mark: Reece Styche scores for Harriers. Picture ADRIAN HOSKINS

First published in News

STRIKERS up and down the country are setting targets for the number of goals they would like to score this season – but not Harriers’ new boy Reece Styche, writes Chris Oldnall.

He’s more interested in focusing on his one main aim – and that’s to make sure Gary Whild’s men clinch promotion to the Football League.

The 25 year old, who moved to Aggborough on a two year deal in May, said: “To be honest I haven’t got any goal targets.

“I just want us to win the league, whether that comes down to me or the team scoring it doesn’t matter. My first target is to win as many games as we possibly can.”

And the former Forest Green Rovers front-runner, who had a loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers last season, is convinced Kidderminster have the right credentials to be strong promotion candidates.

He said: “I think we’ve got a really good chance. The main nucleus of the squad that’s been kept for the last two or three years has always been there or thereabouts.

“They’ve been in and around the play-offs, so let’s go one better this season.”

Styche, however, is realistic about the task they face in bidding to regain their Football League status.

“The Conference is a strong league, but you look at the teams in it now and for me there’s no side that you think that’s going to be a tough game,” he said.

Sutton Coldfield-born Styche is also determined to put the injury problems he’s suffered over the last couple of years behind him and make his mark at Aggborough. “I’ve settled in well. Training has been absolutely fine.

“There’s a relaxed atmosphere here and we’ve been putting in the hard work.”

Styche, a regular goalscorer during his time at Forest Green, has arrived at Aggborough with an impressive pedigree.

He’s already performed for England C and Gibraltar for whom he qualifies to play by virtue of his grandmother being a Gibraltarian.

And it’s with Harriers that he’d love to demonstrate his international class.

Fans unable to make Harriers' opening clash against Lincoln City (3pm ko) can follow The Shuttle's live match updates from tomorrow's clash.

We will have team news and all the build-up from to Kidderminster's season opener.

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