RUSS Penn insists Kidderminster's players are chomping at the bit ahead of this weekend's FA Trophy clash.

Harriers go to National League North rivals Curzon Ashton on Saturday as they see their first action for nearly three weeks.

The assistant boss tat Aggborough thinks the competition gives his side the perfect chance to finally build some momentum.

He said: "The players are ready to get going again now and just want to be playing football again.

"Players always prefer to be playing rather than training so it has been difficult for them mentally, especially because they haven't had chance to play since losing three weeks ago.

"The FA Trophy is a great competition and I've had it as a player where a good run has helped with league form as well.

"The added carrot for us is that you can end up at Wembley and play some really big games.

"Teams such as Wrexham and Notts County come into the competition soon and they are very big clubs at non-league level.

"It's a competition we should really be embracing and then using to push forward in the league as well.

"We have no more international games until March now and plenty of games on the horizon, so we are determined to start climbing the table."

Meanwhile, defender Harry Higginson has left to join Southern League Central side Bromsgrove Sporting on a month's loan deal as he looks to get more game time.

Penn added: "Harry hasn't played that much this season and it's a move that will benefit all parties.

"It is something I did as a younger player and it was one of the best things I ever did."

Penn also said that a number of irons are in the fire to add fresh faces to the squad and that hopefully something will be completed soon.