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John Eustace: Kidderminster Harriers will come good

By Matt Maher | Non league | Published:

Defiant boss John Eustace has called on Kidderminster Harriers to stick together and vowed: “This team will come good”.

Boss John Eustace

Back-to-back home draws against Boston and Curzon this week left Harriers 15th in the National League North table and continued their inconsistent start to the campaign.

But while acknowledging the frustrations of supporters, Eustace remains convinced his new-look unit are close to finding the form which will move them up the standings.

“The first-half performances in both games were very good, it was the second half which let us down,” he said.

“Everyone is frustrated, from the supporters to the staff. I can promise you no-one is as frustrated as me.

“I think over the next few weeks we will start to see the team gel more. I really don’t think we are a million miles away.”

Eustace believes both second-half performances were in part down to certain players still building their fitness levels having been signed late in the transfer window.

Midfielder Dan Bradley, a key summer addition, was substituted during the second half of Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Curzon, for this reason.

The manager is however far happier with the make-up of his squad following last week’s departures of Liam Daly and Cieron Keane and the loan signings of Fraser Horsfall and Will Longbottom, along with the capture of former Albion youth forward Andre Wright.

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“I’d still like to get one or two more in if possible,” added Eustace. “As things stand we have a good squad and I’m confident we will keep getting better.

“At the moment we are not where we want to be. In an ideal world I would have wanted to get the squad together much earlier than we did. For different reasons we couldn’t do that.”

Harriers head to Southport on Saturday and then face Tamworth away on Tuesday.

Eustace added: “It’s been tough for some of the players who didn’t have much of a pre-season and have then had to play Saturday-Tuesday.

“We’ve got three away games now but then the schedule eases a bit.”

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher
Football MMPJ - @mjmarr_star

Sports journalist for the Express & Star

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