RADIO presenter James O'Brien has paid tribute to the "phenomenal" Kidderminster Harriers on his phone-in show.

The Harriers fan, who presents a daily show on the national radio station LBC, decided to start his current affairs show this morning (Monday, February 7) by discussing his team's FA Cup clash with West Ham.

He said: “We begin with just a few words to the people responsible for one of the most amazing days of my life on Saturday.

“I know that football doesn’t usually feature at the front of a current affairs phone-in show on national radio and I know that even if it did Kidderminster Harriers would not be the first club you would ever think of featuring.

“I imagine everybody who hasn’t been under a rock for the last 42, 48, 72 hours will be aware of what was achieved at Aggborough on Saturday when Kidderminster Harriers, in the National League North, were within two minutes of pulling off the biggest FA Cup shock in the history of the most famous trophy in the world.

“And considering that we routinely struggle to get more than a few thousand fans in the stadium, the scale of that achievement and the quality of the football that was played by my team, my home town team, was just phenomenal.

“Still gutted, still heartbroken, but so proud.”

The broadcaster, who grew up in Kidderminster, said that Harriers defender Matt Preston “put in a shift that is beyond description” and said the whole team were "incredible."

He added: “Thank you lads, every single one of you, for not just giving fans of the club the most unforgettable day of their lives, but for reminding all fans of football about the magic of the FA Cup – the magic of the beautiful game.”