KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have said a fond farewell to experienced pair Keith Briggs and Mike Williams.

The duo have become free agents after they were told by manager Steve Burr they would not be offered new deals.

Williams ended a three-year tenure at Kidderminster after making 82 appearances.

The former Wrexham man only played a handful of times during the 2012-13 campaign as Mickey Demetriou made the left-back position his own.

Meanwhile, Briggs saw his second spell at the Carpetmen come to an end, with old club Stockport and newly-promoted Halifax thought to be chasing his signature.

The midfield warrior was not offered a contract as competition for places next season is fierce, with Jack Byrne, Callum Gittings, Kyle Storer and Danny Jackman already vying for starting places.

Harriers already have 14 players secured for the 2013-14 campaign in the Blue Square Bet Premier, as they look to build on last season’s second place.

Briggs said goodbye to fans on social website Twitter and assistant boss Gary Whild confirmed his departure.

He said: “Keith’s been a great servant to the club and we thank him for what he’s done.

“But with the likes of Kyle Storer and Danny Jackman already contracted and Jack Byrne back from injury, we felt we could not offer him anything.

“He’s a quality player and I don’t think there will be a problem for him to find a new club.”

Williams, who made his final appearance for Harriers in their play-off second leg defeat to Wrexham, was signed in the summer of 2010 and witnessed the club recover from their near miss with administration to become title challengers.

“Kidderminster are a good club, a professional club and over the last three years I think the club as a whole has got stronger,” commented Williams.

“I’ve had three great seasons and unfortunately it is now time for me to move on but I would really like to thank the fans who have always been great with me.

“Hopefully I can emulate now what I did three years ago when I was searching for a club in finding such a good one.”

Burr has also not given up on re-signing out of contract James Vincent, who has been linked with a move to Scottish Premier League side Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Whild revealed the club are looking to sign a winger and centre back.

Meanwhile, Harriers have amended their pre-season programme. They will no longer be playing Evesham United on Tuesday, July 16 and instead will take on Stourbridge at the War Memorial Ground (7.45pm ko).

Burr will also send a squad to play Stourport Swifts on Saturday, July 20.