HARRIERS' new head coach Dave Hockaday admitted working with the players convinced him to take the reins at Aggborough.

The former Forest Green Rovers boss revealed he had come in to help with training while Kidderminster stepped up their search for a new boss.

Hockaday, who is friends with the club's development director, was persuaded by the football agent and chairman Rod Brown to take charge.

Last week, Brown had said the club had identified their top target but said that he was under contract.

It is unclear whether Hockaday was that man but he had been high on the club's wanted list.

"There has been a dialogue between myself and the chairman over the course of a reasonable time," confirmed the head coach.

"Because of circumstance I was brought in Thursday and Friday and training whetted my appetite.

"When we had a chat on Friday afternoon and evening, I was hooked by then.

"Kidderminster are a big club in this league. They have a great reputation and history.

"We are now in tough times and we need to circle the wagons on and off the park.

"On the park is my role and I have seen something I am happy with, which gives me something to work with.

"If we can play more like the second half, then we will get our first win, which will hopefully kickstart us to start catching teams above us.

"Most people would walk away from this challenge but I have to say the potential of Kidderminster is huge."