COLIN Gordon has revealed he’s hoping to retain a trio of Kidderminster Harriers defenders for next season.

The club’s chief executive has said he’s keen to try and resign centre backs Kelvin Langmead, Jordan Tunnicliffe and Keith Lowe.

Langmead, currently on a season-long loan from Ebbsfleet, has been consistent in a difficult season.

Lowe has stiffened a leaky defence since joining in January, while youngster Tunnicliffe impressed Gordon with his committed display against Tranmere, despite just returning from three months sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Captain Jared Hodgkiss, who has made 42 appearances this season, could also stay and has played enough games to trigger being offered an extension to his current deal.

Harriers have already secured Tyrone Williams, Kennedy Digie, Zaine Francis-Angol, Ousmane Fane, Elton Ngwatala and Arthur Gnahoua on new deals for the 2016-17 campaign.

While Kidderminster look certain to be relegated from the Vanarama National League, the club are keen to have the foundations of next season’s squad in place.

“We have six games left and there’s still a chance to impress,” said Gordon.

“There are still one or two players we’re talking to about keeping for next season.

“I like Jordan Tunnicliffe a lot, he did very well on Monday and we’re talking to him.

“I am also talking to Kelvin Langmead and Keith Lowe about next season, so we shall see what happens.”

Gordon also revealed plans to find a new manager continue and that the club has four targets in mind, several of those currently working elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Harriers are hoping influential on-loan Bournemouth man Ben Whitfield has recovered from the sickness bug which kept him out of Monday’s loss to Tranmere.

Fingers are crossed he will be available for Saturday’s bottom four home clash against Altrincham (3pm ko).

Gurjit Singh has recovered from the same illness and Arthur Gnahoua (ankle) may also be fit.

Harriers are bottom of the Vanarama National League and 12 points from safety with six matches left.

While Kidderminster seem to be inexorably being sucked towards the drop, a win over fellow strugglers Altrincham may well cause a stir.

Gordon said: “Arthur will definitely be back for next Saturday but there’s a 50/50 chance he will be fit for Altrincham.

“He’s been carrying a knock on his ankle and it flared up when he was playing against Woking but we’re hoping he’ll be back soon.

“Ben has told me he’s feeling better and he’s managed to keep down some food, so hopefully we’ll have him back. Gaz Singh is also feeling better and he’ll be back in training."