HARRIERS Manager Russ Penn lamented his team's luck after picking up another injury in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Chorley.

Penn watched on as his side dropped two more key National League North points after being pegged back by the Magpies, who are also in the play-off race.

The overall performance pleased the boss, whose greater frustration was the loss of Geraldo Bajrami to injury in the first half.

The central defender joined Nathan Cameron, Cliff Moyo and Matt Preston on the injury list for the Reds, who must regroup ahead of Saturday's home clash with Curzon Ashton.

"Everything that could go wrong is going wrong at the moment," Penn said after the final whistle.

"I'll take the positives tonight. I thought it was a better performance and we were in full control of the game in the second half.

"But when the chips are down, these things happen... it's one thing after another.

"We are carrying some serious injuries at the moment, it's plain to see. We’ve got more players in the stands than on the pitch.

“We’re going into the business end of the season and we’re really low on numbers.

"It's not for the want of trying to bring some bodies in but it's just not happening for us at the moment."

Penn, who confirmed Harriers are still trying to add to their squad ahead of Saturday's game, saw his team go ahead through Lewis Montrose's first goal of the season.

That came after a fairly cagey first half, and after Chorley were reduced to ten men following Millenic Ali's foul on Mark Carrington for a second bookable offence.

Montrose found the net with 68 minutes played, his low effort finding the bottom corner of the net.

The midfielder's effort put his side into the lead for just ten minutes, though, with Chorley equalising through Will Tomlinson's fine solo effort.

The result takes the team to six games without a win in National League North.

"A point against Chorley isn't the worst, but we know it's two points dropped for sure," added Penn.

“We’ve got a really tough end to the season and a massive ten games. We’re on a bad run and the whole place is very quiet at the moment, its my job to get them lifted.

“We look forward to the next game on Saturday… we have got to snap out of it and move on.”