WINGER Marvin Johnson has a point to prove.
The speedy wideman has been one of Harriers’ top performers in pre-season before a knee injury put him out of action.
The problem is not expected to keep him off the pitch for too long and he will be one of the players tasked with injecting some flair into a solid Kidderminster outfit.
The 23-year-old is also making up for lost time after spending much of the 2013-14 season on the side lines.
A series of inconsistent displays left him a bit-part player and led him to request a loan move to Hednesford Town in March.
It was a bold move which paid off as he regained his confidence with the Pitmen and persuaded Gary Whild to hand him a new deal at Aggborough, although he was told he must prove himself.
He said: “Last season was hard and a lot happened on and off the pitch.
“I wasn’t getting the game time I wanted and that’s why I went to the gaffer and asked to go on loan and get some.
“Finally, they agreed to let me go and I played game after game and then I was happy to come back to Harriers in pre-season.
“Last season wasn’t my season, I know that. I upset a few people with my performances and my head wasn’t in the game.
“I’ve had a lot of time to think about it and I’ve just got my head down and I am working hard for the team.
“You have to play games to be consistent and I didn’t really get that. But even if I am having an off game then I will make sure I am working hard for the team.”
A firm favourite with the supporters, they will be urging him to terrorise defenders with his pacey left-wing raids.
He added: “We’ve got a good bunch of lads here and we’re feeling confident.
“We’ve had a very strong pre-season and we’ve looked stronger with every game. I have no fear for this season if the lads stick together and keep doing what we’ve been doing.”