HARRIERS hitman Joe Ironside says he's determined to fire the club back into the National League North play-off places.

The striker is back leading the line at Aggborough after a loan stint at York earlier in the campaign and is loving life back in Worcestershire.

He has just netted in back-to-back games under new boss Mark Yates and hopes there is plenty more to come as Kidderminster chase a late push into the top seven this season.

Ironside said: "I'm buzzing to be back at the club after being away and it's just good to be involved again.

"I really enjoy being here and the fans have been fantastic since the first day I arrived.

"I started the season well and got a couple of goals but then found myself out of the team and then out on loan, so I had to be mentally strong and keep working hard.

"I'll always back myself to get in the right position and score goals and that hasn't changed.

"Hopefully now I can score the goals that help get us back into those play-off places by the end of the season, that's the aim and hopefully my goals will benefit the whole team."

Ironside has played a prominent role in Yates' first two games since taking the Aggborough hotseat. Goals aside, the striker has quickly become a focal point to attacks with his hold-up play and ability to feed support runners such as Liam McAlinden, Ed Williams and Nick Clayton-Phillips.

He added: "The new manager has come in and has got his ideas on how he wants us to play and it's just about putting that into action. When strikers are scoring it just helps everyone.

"It's good at the moment and everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet. We know that if we execute what the manager wants then we know we have a great chance of winning games.

"How we are playing seems to be suiting me at the moment and I'm just concentrating on playing to my strengths and getting in those positions in the box.

"We have a big 12 games left now and that starts at Blyth on Saturday. If we can go there and pick up the win then it'll really set us up for the business end of the season and we can really start to build some momentum."