MANAGER John Eustace says Kidderminster's recent away draws are a sign his young players are coming of age this season.

He praised Harriers' new-found fighting spirit following their six successive away draw on Tuesday night.

Reds again battled to a 0-0 stalemate at Chorley to extend their unbeaten run to 13 games.

The clash was an even affair with chances few and far between, with the main talking point coming late on as Tyrone Williams and Chorley's Matt Challoner both saw red after a melee that included both management teams.

Eustace and a member of the home management team were also made to watch the final action from the stands by the referee as tempers flared.

In the end it was another away point to add to recent draws at Leamington, Telford, Harrogate and York, as well as the Boston tie in the FA Trophy.

While Eustace wants to turn some of those points into wins, he is full of praise for the way his team have highlighted their battling qualities.

He said: "The draws away from home does show our spirit for sure.

"There have been disappointing draws in their as well but the main thing is that we haven't been getting beat.

"The first half at Leamington was good but the second was poor so there are lots of things to still work on.

"You have to start turning those away draws into wins if you want to be up there, which is what we'll try and do.

"I guess it does show that we are maturing as a squad though. They have played a lot of games together now and have that spirit and togetherness."

Harriers will now turn their attention back to the FA Trophy when they welcome Stockport County to Aggborough in the second round this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Midfielder Dan Bradley and defender Lee Vaughan will be hoping to get more game time under their belts after returning to the starting 11 against Chorley.

Eustace was pleased for the pair, adding: "It really is a squad game and everyone has a part to play. It was great for them to play. It was Lee Vaughan's first 90 minutes and an important 70 for Dan Bradley. They both worked really hard."

Full-back Joel Taylor missed the Chorley game with illness and could still be a doubt for the weekend. Injured duo Declan Weeks and Emmanuel Sonupé are closing in on a return but Saturday could also come too soon.