KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Neil MacFarlane is urging all supporters to turn out in force this week and get behind the side as they prepare to face title rivals Chorley in a National North top of the table clash at Aggborough.

Chorley will be on a high following their FA Cup exploits against Doncaster but MarFarlane is well aware of what the power of Harriers supporters can do.

He said: "We've been trying to chase down Chorley all season, now suddenly, along with other sides, we find ourselves amongst them.

"It's a great credit to the players, especially as we only have a minimal squad. But the supporters can play a big part against Chorley on Saturday.

"Our away support this season has been unbelievable and it's no surprise in the light of that support that we have such a good away record.

"But the last couple of home games haven't been so good and we've not got the results we would have wanted.

"I have only been here at Kidderminster for a short time, but already I have a real affinity with the supporters. They have been absolutely sensational and we really do need them to get behind the boys against Chorley.

"The whole club benefits from a big crowd and it can make a big difference."

MacFarlane has brought former favourite Russ Penn back to the Harriers.

The midfield man had a lengthy spell at Cheltenham Town since leaving Harriers but has more recently featured for National North rivals York City.

Penn came off the bench for Harriers in their disappointing 1-1 draw at strugglers Nuneaton Borough last week and MacFarlane added: "Russ brings much more than just experience to the side. We have a very young squad and Russ will help the players both on and off the park. He will make a difference."

At the same time both Joe Ironside and Kennedy Digie move in the opposite direction as they join York City on loan.

Yet in a twist of fate, Harriers will entertain York City in the FA Trophy third qualifying round, the tie will take place at Aggborough on November 24 with Digie and Ironside both ineligible to play.

"It's an important period for us at the moment," added MacFarlane, "And I think everyone knows that the squad is a bit light.

"But here we are in week 21 or 22 of the season and not one player has picked up a single injury, which I think is a great credit to how we've been going about things.

"However, it is a fact that I need to bring a few more bodies in and I hope to add to the squad with a couple of players before Christmas."

In an effort to boost the crowd ahead of the Chorley clash, Harriers are offering supporters a number of incentives.

Anyone accompanying a season ticket holder can gain admission for just £5, while Under-16's are being admitted for £1.