BOSS John Eustace has confirmed that he has allowed Harriers defender Keith Lowe to explore a move away from Aggborough.

The management team have been hard at work shaping their new squad for the 2017-18 season and Eustace has confirmed that after a meeting with the former York City man, Lowe was told he was free to seek a move elsewhere.

He explained: “Keith and I had a discussion after the season finished.

“I’d made a decision and explained to Keith that he had our permission to explore other options and, if need be, was able to leave on a free transfer.”

Lowe remains under contract at Harriers and the manager went on to say that the door had not been closed on him.

He added: “If Keith does stay with us then it goes without saying he’d be welcomed back and treated exactly the same way as I do any of my players.”