MPs are queuing up to back the campaign to fill Kidderminster Harriers' ground this weekend.

Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier has invited fellow Conservatives and former residents Justin Tomlinson and Brian Binley to attend Saturday's Blue Square Bet Premier clash against Altrincham (3pm kick-off).

Meanwhile, Harriers fan and Labour member Tom Watson, the MP for West Bromwich East, is also attending the game as fans trust KHIST (Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust) urges the town to descend on Aggborough for a capacity crowd.

Representative for Northampton South, Mr Binley lived in Wyre Forest and also signed to play for Harriers in the 1960s, while Mr Tomlinson, MP for Swindon North, was a pupil at Harry Cheshire School [now Baxter College].

“If we can get a capacity crowd this weekend, the club will take nearly £100,000, which is two thirds of the way to sorting out their problems," commented Mr Garnier.

"Not only that, it will show a new generation of potential Harriers supporters what a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon a football match is.”

Harriers' plight has extra resonance for Mr Watson, who is on the Culture, Media and Sport select committee currently investigating football finance.

He said: "Football in England is not all about the Premier League, we've got to find a way to protect clubs such as Kidderminster Harriers, who have a proud history.

"What's important is that we all get behind this great club and make sure it lives to fight another day."

The quartet will be presenting cheques to the latest winners of KHIST'S 2020 Lottery scheme at half-time.