GARY Whild won't rush youngsters into the side as he tries to blood the club's young guns.

The Harriers manager is keen to use the likes of Kennedy Digie and Luke Maxwell and other academy prospects, but is not willing to throw them in the deep end too soon.

 But he is looking at the club's younger squad members and in yesterday's 2-0 defeat to Dover, handed a first league start to Jamie Spence.

Ahmed Obeng also was drafted in for a rare start and produced an industrious display.

"The danger is that you don't want to put too many youngsters in at once because you've got to look at 18-year-olds and confidence," said Whild.

"Having said that some of the senior lads are a little low on confidence at the moment.

"That is something we've got to think about. The league is also tight and don't want to be accused of fielding academy players."

Harriers were undone by goals in the seventh and 79th minutes by Tom Murphy.

Worryingly, Kidderminster were easily opened up by long balls forward and the pace of Murphy.

"It was a disappointing goal to concede, it was a bit similar to the one against Alfreton," lamented the manager.

"If you look at experienced guys like Josh Gowling and Jamie Grimes and you would think they would be able to deal with a bit better.

"The likes of Josh, Jared Hodgkiss and Kevin Nicholson are low on confidence and that can quickly spread through the team."

It was a disappointing day for keeper Danny Lewis, who was making his 200th appearance.

Whild added: "Danny is a fantastic servant and I am sure he is hurting as much as anybody," added the manager.

"Like myself, he's been here and enjoyed much better times.

"He's not had too much to do but had to pick the ball out of the net twice on his 200th appearance."

  •  Meanwhile, the club looks set to announce former Redditch United, Bromsgrove Rovers and Stourports Swifts manager as vice chairman.

Brown, who was Whild's manager at Redditch, is an experienced businessman and his position set to confirmed once he passes the necessary FA scrutiny this week.