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Saturday: Harriers v Blyth Spartans

We look ahead to this weekend’s game against Blyth Spartans with Caleb Richards…



Caleb Richards[Pic (c) PA Images]

CALEB Richards says Blyth Spartan’s League results “don’t mean anything” as they visit Aggborough on Saturday.

Harriers are keen to make it three wins on the bounce after positive results at Darlington and Chorley.

Our guests, meanwhile, have only a win in the FA Cup to count thus far, with just one point on the board in National League North following a draw against AFC Telford United.

That will count for zero this weekend, though, says the young Norwich City loanee who is aware of the Spartans’ threat.

He admits the Reds are fully focused on getting another win for themselves, but knows Michael Nelson’s men will travel to Worcestershire with freedom and a point to prove.

“It will be good to get the first home win,” he told our official YouTube channel. “Hopefully we can take that on a run.

“Blyth are a good side. They haven’t had the greatest of starts to the season, so they are going to be right up for it.

“Their results don’t mean anything for them, they’ll come here looking for that first win, so it’ll be a tough game.”

Richards is enjoying a season-long loan at Aggborough from the EFL Championship side and is enjoying the cut-and-thrust of the campaign’s opening month.

Norwich City loanee Caleb Richards previews
Kidderminster Harriers v Blyth Spartans 31/10/20

He’s played every minute of every game so far and been a solid performer.

Speaking on the physical and mental challenges of mixing things up at National League North level, he’s admitted to loving the varied challenges.

“I’ve loved being here so far and I am looking forward to having a good season,”

“It has brought me a lot of challenges and I think I’ve dealt with them well so far.

“I know there will be many more, so I am looking forward to the rest of the season.

“Physically I’ve come up against some quick wingers so far – Chorley was a lot of defending and heading the ball.

“Mentally it has been fine – the togetherness of the lads and how it is around the club, it has been fine.”

Harriers will hope to head into Saturday with a fully fit squad – Koby Arthur made his first appearance of the season at Chorley after an injury in pre-season.

Only Amari Morgan-Smith (suspended) remains out.

Kick-off at Aggborough is at 3:00pm.

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