Monday: Harriers v AFC Telford

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ALEX Penny insists Harriers will move positively on to Monday’s home clash with AFC Telford United following defeat to Hereford on Boxing Day.

The Reds fell to a 3-1 defeat at Edgar Street and ended the game with ten men following the sending off of Amari Morgan-Smith.

It was the team’s first away league defeat of the term, but not one they have time to dwell on with fixtures packed in closely together throughout the festive period.

Before the team can even consider the return clash with the Bulls, there’s the matter of a home match against Telford, who themselves are smarting after a Boxing Day defeat to Chester.

Backed by a reduced sell-out crowd of Harriers fans for the very first time this season, Penny knows the squad have to banish the disappointment of Boxing Day in a hurry.

With Telford also flying high, only outside the play-offs on goal difference, it’s yet another big ask ahead for Russ Penn’s men.

“It’s a tough one to take but we just have to go again on Monday,” insisted the defender.

Fans returning to Aggborough – what you need to know for your first visit back to the stadium

“We take the positives and won’t dwell too much because we have other things right around the corner and have to prepare for that now.

“I’m sure Hereford felt it with their fans behind them [on Saturday] and we’ll need our fans behind us come Monday because we’re looking forward to playing in front for them again.

“I am looking forward to it and I think everyone in the dressing room is looking forward to it, looking forward to the fans being behind us.

“No one wants to go into a game with negativity as you’re setting yourself up for a loss if you ask me.

“We reflected on Hereford as a group but now we move forward together on to Telford.

Harriers will have Morgan-Smith available for selection Monday before his suspension begins.

Fans returning to Aggborough – what you need to know for your first visit back to the stadium

Jim Kellermann was the only outstanding injury concern going into Christmas, the former Aldershot man missing the Boxing Day clash.

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

The game is sold out – if you aren’t a Season Ticket holder or have not purchased a ticket for the game, please do not travel to the ground.

All supporters should read the following information about the safe return of fans to Aggborough Stadium. Protocols have been put in place for the safety of players, staff and supporters, so please digest this information in full to enable the day to run smoothy.

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Fans returning to Aggborough – what you need to know for your first visit back to the stadium

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