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No new striker before York opener

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Kidderminster Harriers manager Steve Burr admits it's unlikely there will be any further signings before the season starts at York on Saturday.

Kidderminster Harriers manager Steve Burr admits it's unlikely there will be any further signings before the season starts at York on Saturday.

Burr is known to be after another striker to take his squad to 20 players for the Blue Square Premier season, with two out-and-out forwards on his books and Chris McPhee also able to play up front.

A target has been identified and the player is still available but, with a game to prepare for, the manager admits he will not be able to conclude his business before the trip to KiKat Crescent.

Not all of the playing budget at Aggborough has been tied up but Burr is mindful of the fact he has little left to work with, so is playing the waiting game in the hope a deal can be struck down the line.

There's also the situation with Gavin Caines, who appeared no closer to being ushered out of the door today with Stafford Rangers stalling over a loan move for the outcast defender.

His high earnings would have given the Harriers boss slightly more money to play with but interested parties are baulking at his demands, leaving the club inreasingly likely to be stuck with him.

And Burr today conceded he could miss out on his striking target if the purse strings are not released soon.

He said: "We would still like to bring maybe a couple in if we could, but we will have to wait and it's unlikely anything will happen before Saturday.

"The striker I was after is still available, but obviously the longer it goes the more likely it is that he will go elsewhere."

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