COLIN Gordon believes relegated Kidderminster Harriers’ new managerial team of John Eustace and Matt Gardiner will provide perfect balance as the club begins to plan for 2016-17 in the National North.

Former Coventry, Watford, Stoke and Derby skipper Eustace was announced last week as the man to take the Aggborough hotseat.

The 36-year-old recently finished playing but was chief executive Gordon’s top choice.

With Eustace new to managing Harriers also approached Worcester City for joint-boss Matt Gardiner as head of coaching, in a bid to provide much-needed knowledge of the local football scene and the second tier of non-league football.

City gave Kidderminster permission to speak to Gardiner, who was also put on temporary leave, last week and Gordon confirmed a deal is close.

Eustace is currently in Qatar with former Watford manager Gianfranco Zola, who is managing club Al-Arabi, but is set to return on Friday.

The club are hopeful the duo will be able to travel up to Southport (5.30pm kick-off) for the final game of the season and watch Gordon’s final match as caretaker.

“We had three targets but John was our top one," said Gordon.

“He’s a leader and every manager he has played for, Steve McClaren, Tony Pulis and Brendan Rogers, have praised him.

“He’s obviously new to our level of football and that’s why we’ve made a move for Matt Gardiner, who has done a very good job at Worcester.

“We’re nearly there in terms of getting him in, we’re just dotting i’s and crossing the t’s.

“Matt has a good job at Hitachi but he wants to move into football full-time and is willing to take a pay cut.

“He will be head of coaching while Kevin Phillips will go back to goalkeeper coaching as well as being our main link between the first team and academy.”

Meanwhile, the club have reduced admission and season ticket prices for next season.

Harriers are freezing admission prices for under-16s at Aggborough with entry to all areas of the ground to be just £1 for each league fixture.

Matchday admission for adults is also being reduced, with £2 being knocked off the price of adult admission to the Hire-It! East Stand, and a reduction of £1 to terrace adult admission.

Managing director, Dave Pountney, said: “We’re committed to bringing our supporters the best value possible and we felt it was only right that we reduce our prices across the board and make local football even more affordable.”

Meanwhile, on-loan Bournemouth attacker Ben Whitfield was voted the fans' and away supporters’ player of the season.

Luke Maxwell, who joined Birmingham City, was players’ player of the season and announcer Scott Jones was named clubman.