KIDDERMINSTER chairman and temporary manager Colin Gordon is again contending with a host of injury issues ahead of this Saturday's clash with Alfreton Town.

Harriers will face the National League North's 16th-placed side at Aggborough as they look to push into the play-off positions.

Full-back Aaron Phillips will have to have a late fitness test but attacking midfielder Ed Williams may only be able to make the bench at best.

Midfielder Billy Daniels and experienced defender Jimmy O'Connor remain two weeks away from a return while goalkeeper Brandon Hall is rated at 50-50 after adding to the Aggborough injury list against Telford last week.

Defender Ryan Johnson returns from suspension but forward Kane Richards will serve the last of his three-game ban.

An injury-hit Harriers dug deep to beat promotion hopefuls AFC Telford United 1-0 last Saturday thanks to Nick Clayton-Phillips' only goal of the game.

Gordon was pleased with the win but is still looking for improvement despite his limited options.

He said: "I was delighted with the team and the performances they put in, especially the younger players that had to come into the side.

"It was a good result that was achieved by defending well and working very, very hard for each other.

"What we now need to do now is improve on that and do our work this week.

"It is very different at home when we'll be expected to dictate play more."

The chairman is determined to forge ahead despite the injury issues, adding: "You just have to make do at times like this and get on with the task at hand. You can't dwell on it.

"It certainly clears up any decisions about team selection.

"The players did well against Telford and will have to go and do it again."

On match-winner Nick Clayton-Phillips, who has joined on loan from West Bromwich Albion, Gordon added: "There is plenty more to come from him.

"He has very good technical ability but is always willing to work hard and listen.

"We are delighted to have both him and Liam McAlinden here.

"Liam is a very talented player and will be pushing hard for a start this Saturday."