GARY Whild is hoping to bolster his Kidderminster Harriers squad ahead of Saturday’s vital Vanarama National League clash against Lincoln City.

Numbers are thin on the ground before the all-important meeting at Aggborough (3pm ko).

With Adam Dawson joining Vanarama National League Tranmere Rovers until December because of personal reasons and Andrew Fox returning to parent club Peterborough United, a youthful group of players is close to breaking point.

Defender Jordan Tunnicliffe is expected to have shaken off an injury for the visit of the Imps.

While the Aggborough outfit’s budget restrictions mean money is tight, Whild has vowed to keep searching diligently for new recruits.

He said: “We are looking to do a few things and bring a few bodies in because at the moment we are down to the bare bones.

“It’s got to be right for the club, for the parameters we are working in.

“We’re looking at players, talking to clubs and we’ll do our best to get over the line before Saturday.”

Harriers remain bottom of the table, despite back-to-back draws against Halifax and Torquay for the first time this season but they are still searching for that elusive first victory.

The club were hoping that a back room staff restructuring might have helped to kick-start the season.

Whild was named head of football operations, with Tim Flowers promoted to head coach, while Mark Creighton has left by mutual consent.

Flowers will focus on training and he and Whild, who also has a wider overseeing role, will work together on a match day. He said: “I don’t know so much about titles, I’ve heard people say I’ve been shoved up stairs but I am not into that type of thing.

“As far as Tim and myself are concerned we’re working as hard as we can with the lads to try and get some results for the club, which is in a very difficult position.

“What’s important is that the players understand and that goes for the fans and everybody. We’re all desperate to get that monkey off our back.”

He added: “Mark was a great servant to the club and a favourite, I don’t think anyone’s pointing a finger at him.

“He came as a young coach and worked tirelessly for the club but unfortunately in football people make a change and somebody is a casualty and in this case it was him.”

After Lincoln, Harriers face Bromley away next Tuesday (7.45pm ko).