KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Gary Whild has a selection headache for Saturday’s FA Trophy Second Round home clash against Altrincham.

The Reds are suffering from a lack of defensive options, with centre backs Jordan Tunnicliffe and Tyrone Williams cup-tied, after playing in the competition for Sutton Coldfield and Romulus respectively.

With Josh Gowling still recovering from medial ligament damage, the Reds have only one recognised centre back in Jamie Grimes.

Young striker Jamie Spencer is also ineligible, after playing in the competition for Redditch, while Aman Verma is struggling with a back problem.

Winger Keyon Refell, who joined the club from Welsh side Port Talbot, looks set for his debut with the Welshman’s international clearance close to coming through.

But Whild is keen for the Aggborough outfit, who are back in the Vanarama Conference play-off spots, to progress in the competition despite his squad worries.

He said: “Altrincham are one of the division’s form sides and had a really good result at Eastleigh.

“But we’re at home so that gives us an advantage and as I had said before, the Trophy is a competition we’d like to go a long way in.

“Jordan Tunnicliffe and Jamie Spencer are both cup-tied, but we’ve got options and we’re working on a few things.

“The club are also working hard on Keyon Refell’s international clearance, it’s not done yet but we’re hopeful he’ll be available for Saturday.”

Meanwhile, striker Michael Gash has left the club after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

The forward, who has been on loan at Nuneaton, was top scorer last season, but fell out of favour with the management, who felt he did not pull his weight in training.

Whild added: “If you look at Michael’s club record he starts well and then fades.

“He’s got to go and get some games under his belt and get fit because he has a young family to look after.”

Whild also warned Kidderminster fans that any further booing of forward Reece Styche may have a detrimental effect. The ex-Forest Green man was jeered by a section of supporters on New Year’s Day.

l Meanwhile, Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters’ Trust (KHIST) have a second member on the club’s board, after Dave Williams got the green light from the FA. He joins KHIST chairman Geoff Coles as a director.

l Fans unable to make Saturday’s Trophy clash (3pm ko) can follow The Shuttle’s live match updates.