NEW Harriers boss Phil Brown says he is looking forward to the challenge of trying to keep the club in the National League.

In his first interview as the new manager of Kidderminster Harriers, Brown outlined his first impressions of the club.

The experienced former Hull City manager said he had a "good feeling" when he arrived at Aggborough earlier this week.

On the season ahead, Brown told the Harriers website: “It’s a challenge, there’s no doubt about it. It’s something I’m looking forward to.

“There’s a lot of times you go into a new football club and it’s full of fear or in trepidation. And you may look at the league table and think, well you should be in fear or in trepidation, but it’s not the case.

“I recognise what the challenge is, if I didn’t have that feeling about Kidderminster Harriers, I wouldn’t have took the challenge up”.

On the players, Brown said: “It looks like they care from the outside looking in. And if you’ve got a group of players that care you’ve got a chance.

“You’ve got a chance of hopefully turning a corner.

“Confidence is going to be key".

The Harriers, who sit bottom of the National League table, parted company with manager Russ Penn last week.

Brown has joined the Harriers on a deal initially until the end of the season.

As a player, he made over 650 appearances for the likes of Hartlepool and Bolton Wanderers before transitioning into management, notably with Hull City. He helped them achieve a first ever promotion to the Premier League.

He has also guided Southend to promotion to League One, and steered Barrow to safety in the EFL in 2022.

The Harriers are currently seven points behind Woking who sit just above the relegation zone.