HARRIERS have been handed a double injury blow with the news that goalkeeper Cameron Gregory and defender Jamie Sharman face long spells on the sideline.

On-loan Shrewsbury stopper Gregory injured his knee in the warm-up at Blyth Spartans on Saturday and could be out for up to a month, while on-loan Chesterfield defender Sharman has returned to his parent club after picking up an ankle injury.

Kidderminster had only just welcomed back midfielder Declan Weeks following injury but now boss John Pemberton faces more tough times as he looks to manage his already thin squad.

Pemberton said: "Cameron felt a lot of discomfort before the game and his knee locked on him.

"He has had a scan and it's actually not as bad as we first thought but he could still be out for three weeks or even a month.

"We liked him in pre-season and he's done well this season so it's another blow for us.

"Tom Palmer stepped in and is more than capable but it just sums up where we are at the moment.

"Jamie has hurt his ankle, was due a scan this week and has gone back to his parent club for treatment."

Harriers had to settle for a 1-1 draw at struggling Blyth Spartans and now welcome Altrincham to Aggborough this Saturday.

"It wasn't ideal before the Blyth game but given the disruption I thought we did alright and coped with it well.

"They got back into it with a well-taken free-kick that we couldn't do much about but then we had a perfectly good goal ruled out for offside.

"There was no way it was offside and the replays have proved that.

"It's just something else we have to deal with and we'll keep plugging away and keep going.

"Given everything, I think we have actually done unbelievably well this season.

"We are asking the players to keep going and they are doing that for us.

"I can accept if we fall short because we're not good enough but not because we haven't put the effort in.

"We have some young players on the bench who are academy lads at college that don't get paid anything for playing. They have come in and trained with us and are standing up and being counted and I can't fault that."

Meanwhile, Reds have been drawn at home against Stafford in the FA Cup second qualifying round. The tie will take place on Saturday, September 21.