Preview of Tuesday night’s trip to Brackley Town…
By Matty Paddock - 16/11/2020
Posted 1 week ago
KEITH Lowe insists there can be no resting on laurels as Harriers head to Brackley in National League North on Tuesday night.
Harriers are back at it having lost their scheduled home game against York this past weekend as a result of a positive COVID test in the City camp.
They’re charged with keeping up a good start on the road this season, but it will be far from an easy task.
Experienced defender Lowe admits the team are “quietly pleased” with the start to the campaign, but insists competition for places must remain high.
The strength in depth at Aggborough is undoubtedly stronger now than it has been – but that will only be useful for as long as the current mentality remains in place.
Looking ahead to Brackley, the former Cheltenham man reflected: “If anyone had offered us [how we’ve started] at the start of the season we would’ve taken it.
Keith Lowe previews
Brackley Town v Kidderminster Harriers
National League North 17/11/20
“We obviously want to win every game we play in; it’s not always possible as things happen in games and you’ve got to combat that.
“I think we’re quietly pleased with how things have gone so far.
“I’ve known since one that we have a very strong squad.
“If you look at our substitute bench, there are some players missing out of the squad who’d walk into most teams in our league.
“It shows how well the squad has been put together… nobody can rest on their laurels because there are people fighting for their place.”
The task in hand at Brackley can’t be understated. While the present players and management are changed from previous years, a glance at history shows that Harriers have gone to St James’ Park on four occasions in National League North, losing each time.
Perennial promotion-chasers, they ask questions at both ends of the pitch, Lowe adding: “They’re always a difficult side to play, they’re lively and they pass the ball well.
“They’re a real threat so we’ll have to be on our mettle again, as we need to be every week in this league, it’ll be another good test.”
Boss Russ Penn will be without the services of Jim Kellermann who, belatedly, serves the first of a three-match suspension.
Kick-off on Tuesday is at 7:45pm.
Brackley will be running a live stream of the encounter, with passes available at just £2.00.
A match day programme is also available digitally from the hosts.
Get more build-up to the Brackley Town game with our gallery from training.
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