DAVE Hockaday believes improving Kidderminster Harriers side can surprise high-flying Grimsby.

The relegation batting Aggborough outfit travel to Blundell Park on Saturday (3pm ko) to take on an in-form Mariners side, who are pushing hard for promotion in the Vanarama National League.

While Grimsby have won the last four games and tasted just defeat once in the last 17, Harriers' head coach believes his team will give Town something to think about.

Kiddy head into the game feeling frustrated after last weekend’s trip to Braintree was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch in Essex.

Despite not playing, the Reds stay second from bottom and six points behind 20th.

Hockaday said: “Ours was the only game to be called off in the top five leagues so we’re scratching our heads.

“We were fully prepared and ready to play, so it was frustrating to see it called off.

“We’ve done our homework on Grimsby and are looking forward to it.

“They’re flying high but I think we’ll cause a few surprises.”

Hockaday watched the fringe members of his squad play a training ground game, with Gurjit Singh on target.

The striker is being eased back after injury.

“He’s quick, decent at holding the ball up and can finish,” added Hockaday.

“We’ve also managed to get to the bottom of his back injury."

Meanwhile, with the deadline for emergency loans yesterday, Harriers have continued to reshuffle their squad.

Midfielder Calvin Dinsley and utility player Jake Green had their contracts cancelled by mutual consent, while centre back Kyle Howkins saw his loan from West Bromwich extended until January.

Harriers are also keen on signing former Macclesfield forward Arthur Gnahoua. The youngster has been training with the Reds for several weeks.

His last club was CF Gava and Harriers are awaiting clearance from the Spanish and English FAs.

Hockaday said: “We’ve had to be creative and we’ll also be so again in January as well."