COLIN Gordon says he and Harriers’ head coach Dave Hockaday will work together when it comes to finding and signing new players.

Hockaday is preparing for his first home game at the helm since taking over last week against Southport tomorrow (3pm ko).

The former Forest Green Rovers boss has barely had a chance to get his feet under the table as he takes charge of his third match in eight days.

While having only a short time to assess the squad he has inherited, Hockaday has already been ruthless, dropping the likes of Reece Styche and Joe Clarke to the bench and throwing in youngsters Joe Murphy, Ben Whitfield, Joe Ward and Callum Hassan.

His role has raised question marks from fans about who is recruiting players but football development director Gordon, who is also a well-respected football agent, has said he will be working very closely with the new man.

He said: "Dave and I will work together very closely from now on when it comes to player recruitment.

"We will be collaborating but I will negotiate the deals to make sure it's right for the club because mistakes have been made in the past.

"Obviously this week we have brought in Ben Whitfield and Joe Ward, who were two lads that Dave was not aware of but those deals were agreed before he came on board.

"Dave had to take them on a matter of faith but moving forward he will be involved."

Gordon also did not rule out more ins and outs over the next few weeks.

He added: "There will be changes to the squad, we've got to try and improve things so we start getting results but it’s not something we can do straight away.”

Hockaday’s main priority is to lead Kiddy to a first win of the season when they take on fellow strugglers Southport at Aggborough tomorrow (3pm ko).

Harriers were denied three points by a last-gasp leveller at Altrincham on Tuesday night.

Gurjit Singh, Jordan Jones and Kevin Toner are all injury doubts.

Southport are also in the bottom four and have won just two games all season, although they did record their first away win of the season at Woking on October 3.

Fans who can’t make the game can follow the action from The Shuttle’s live match updates.