ASSISTANT manager Russ Penn is targeting a big December as Harries look to make a move up the National League North table.

Harriers are set to go from famine to feast following another frustrating fixture break this month.

They didn't play last weekend and are again without action this Saturday after their clash with Guiseley was called off with players out on international duty.

Reds will finally return to action when they go to Curzon Ashton on November 23 in the FA Trophy. They do have a senior cup clash with Bewdley next Tuesday but that side is set to feature a mix of youth players and those in the first team that need more minutes.

Harriers have only played four games since the end of September but are now gearing up for a hectic December schedule.

Penn thinks it's the perfect opportunity for his side to make ground on those teams above them.

He said: "It has been difficult because we just haven't been able to gather any sort of momentum. It seems every time we have won we have followed that by a week off.

"We have been doing plenty of work on the training field and as a full-time side it means we are in and working and hopefully that can play to our advantage later in the season.

"By January you want to be within touching distance of where you want to be at the end of the season.

"Having so many games in December will give us chance to push ourselves up the table in a short space of time.

"The players want to be playing and can hopefully hit the ground running when we finally do get back to action."

Harriers were dealt a blow this week after goalkeeper Cameron Gregory was recalled from his loan by parent company Shrewsbury Town.

It means Kidderminster are now in the hunt to find a new keeper that can challenge Tom Palmer for the number one shirt.

One positive ahead of the game at Curzon Ashton will be the return of talented defender Rhys Williams.

Williams broke his nose at Darlington and had to return to Liverpool for treatment but is now back training at Harriers.