KIDDERMINSTER boss Neil MacFarlane says he’s targeting new signings following the heavy defeat against promotion rivals Chorley.

Harriers lost 4-0 at Aggborough to drop to fifth in National League North.

The manager is now keen to freshen up his squad after seeing his players hit a lull in recent weeks following a gruelling first half to the campaign.

He said: “We train with so much intensity each day, we work so hard for each other on the football pitch and we don’t want results like that.

“Every single side hits a lull and this group, which is down to 15 or 16 players, have worked incredible hard to get ourselves in a position where if we’d won today we would potentially go top of the league.

“It’s important that we now stay together and also add to what is a great group.

“We are looking (for new players) and I think it’s important to add when you are at the top of the league and it is important we do add to this group because this group have given so much to this early part of the season. We’re coming to the half way stage and we will respond.”

On the defeat, he added: “It’s a disappointing result.

“I felt the game was changed on moments. We started the game really, really well in a new system and we lost a poor goal that’s debateable whether it’s on-side or off-side. I thought we came back again and were hit with a real hammer blow just before half time.

“Then again the players showed really good courage at the start of the second half but lost another poor goal through a mistake and from then it was hard work.

“We went with a new system today and I felt it worked at the start of the football match and we created a lot of good moments and created a good energy in the stadium and moments change games, and that’s what it was today and we need to eradicate that.

“We’re going through a little tricky period at the moment and these things happen. They are showing a lot of courage but it’s a disappointing result because it was such a big game.”