HARRIERS boss Neil MacFarlane says his players are "chomping at the bit" to get back into action.

Seventh-placed Kidderminster host eighth-placed Brackley Town at Aggborough as they look to get back to winning ways following a difficult November.

Reds lost three and drew one of their games last month as they slipped off the pace of the league's title challengers.

However, after last weekend's clash at Spennymoor was called off due to a waterlogged pitch, MacFarlane is determined to hit the ground running heading into the bust festive period.

He said: "It was frustrating not to play but we trained instead and will now get back into it.

"We want to be playing every week and the players really are chomping at the bit to get back playing again this weekend.

"Brackley will be a difficult test for us but it's a good game for us to show that we're ready and firing again.

"Despite having a difficult spell we're still in the play-off places with a game in hand and we can't forget how well this group did at the start of the season.

The boss boosted his squad last week with the arrival of former Coventry defender Aaron Phillips. He also bolstered his backroom with the addition of former Birmingham City and Derby man Kevin Poole.

He added: "Aaron has been training with us without any pay for the last three weeks and I think that tells you everything you need to know about the kind of person he his.

"I know from my time at Coventry and hopefully he can be a good option for us."

Left-back Joel Taylor and midfielder Liam Truslove have left on-loan to Halesowen Town.

MacFarlane is hopeful of adding to his squad in the new year.

"We need to be adding players rather than losing them and hopefully we can get the right quality in around January time.

"We have brought a few in on-loan and short-term deals recently but it would be good to be able to get people on longer deals too."

Captain Jimmy O'Connor is the only major injury absence ahead of the weekend. He is out with a calf problem but should be available for the Christmas period.