RETURNING Kidderminster boss Mark Yates said Kidderminster’s emphatic win over Chester was a “step in the right direction” for his side.

Harriers came from behind to win 4-1 at Aggborough thanks to goals from Declan Weeks, Joe Ironside, Ryan Johnson and Ed Williams.

Yates said: “I’ve really enjoyed the first couple of weeks, the lads on the training ground have been brilliant and I think today was a step in the right direction of how we want to finish this season.

“The lads know what I’m after and I think there is a way we can use the quality we’ve got but also put teams under a little bit more pressure and ask questions.

“Conceding a soft goal was the only blip on the whole performance.

“It’s a good start today but that’s all it is. We’re back in Monday and we’ve just got to knuckle down. This club shouldn’t be where it is and we’ve got to try and win games of football to try and get us to where we want to be.

“I’m not going to wave a magic wand, I’ve just come here to simplify things and to get the players who can win us games even more involved in the games. I thought, to a man, they were really good.”

On man of the match Liam McAlinden, who set up three of Harriers’ goals, the boss added: “Liam has had a hand in nearly all the goals. He was outstanding.

“But I expect that. He shouldn’t be at this level, without a shadow of a doubt.

“We’re lucky to have and I spoke to Cheltenham the other day and hopefully we can secure him until the end of the season.

“I’ve worked with him before, I think he came to Crawley with me, so I know what he’s about.”