COLIN Gordon has said the hard work to start recruiting players for next season has already begun after yesterday's disappointing 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Altrincham.

Harriers could be relegated next week after being held by the bottom four rivals in the Vanarama National League.

The Reds are bottom of the table, 12 points from safety with five matches left.

Damian Reeves had fired the visitors to Aggborough ahead in the ninth minute but Ben Whitfield's spectacular 89th minute strike ensured it was honours even.

Chief executive and caretaker boss Gordon lamented his side's lack of a goal-scorer and then revealed that the plans to strengthen had already started.

Kidderminster look destined to be playing in the National North next season.

He said: "We don't have a had a 20 goal a season man.

"If we could get that type of player into the club, and I know that's what we need, we would have a great platform to go forward.

"Our top scorer had five goals and really you need somebody do his on 20-25 goals at this tags of the season.

He added: "We are already talking to other players, we know what we want for next season.

"We know what we are looking to build.

"This is great experience for all of us because no one has out played us.

"But we are not ruthless enough in each box."

Gordon was frustrated by the mistakes that led to Reeves' striker, when he beat keeper Max O'Leary with a deft lob.

"It was a ridiculous goal we conceded," he said.

"It was a long ball punt and we should have dealt with it. The keeper is coming and going and Damian Reeves has got the wrong side of us.

"It was a horrible goal to concede and it took the confidence out of us.

"We have not put two halves of football together since Eastleigh. We are a good one half team."

Whitfield payed all game despite only just recovering from a stomach bug and suffering from stomach cramps before kick-off.

Gordon commented: "Ben has run his socks off and is a completely drained.

"He was ill before the game and had stomach cramps before but he just wants to keep going.

I kept thinking I will take him off but you can't and he showed why."