We look ahead to Saturday’s derby clash with Hereford at Aggborough…
By Matty Paddock - 01/01/2021
Posted 9 months ago
ALEX Prosser is eyeing a good start to a busy month as Harriers host Hereford in National League North on Saturday.
Harriers are itching to get back at it with Saturday’s game, the fixture being the return match from the Boxing Day derby that Hereford won 3-1 at Edgar Street.
Adding to that was the frustration of not being able to play two days later, after bad weather put paid to the Aggborough clash between Harriers and AFC Telford United.
Now there’s the chance to perform against the Bulls in the first game of a brand new year in 2021.
Prosser knows that the disappointment of the Christmas fixture has to be channelled in the right way ahead of the visit of Josh Gowling’s side.
“It would have been nice to have the game on Monday to bounce back quickly [from Boxing Day] two days after Hereford,” the midfielder said.
“That wasn’t to be on Monday, and we go into Saturday trying to get that reaction.
“With the two games being so close together, it’s important that we learn from Saturday and put our own spin on it, going into it with fresh minds.
“[It’s] a busy January and we know we’re in a good position in the table, but we really need to have a good run now through January.
Alex Prosser previews
Kidderminster Harriers v Hereford
02/01/20 – National League North
“There’s a good run of games and hopefully we’ll be in a good position at the end of it.”
Boss Russ Penn has confirmed that Jim Kellermann has re-joined the squad and is back in training after time out with injury.
It’s likely Kellermann will need a few more days to get back up to match fitness, while Saturday is the first of a four-match suspension for Amari Morgan-Smith.
New signing Jason Cowley goes straight into the squad and is available for selection.
As for Prosser, he’s keen to use the game as another opportunity to remind Penn of what he’s capable of.
He added: “I had a good run of games at the start but found myself out of the team recently – I’ve just got to be ready all the time.
“I’ve got to give the Manager a headache before every game, that’s the same for all of us who’re out of the starting elven at the moment.
“He needs to know he can rely on us when we’re needed, and we need to be ready.”
Kick-off at Aggborough on Saturday is at 3:00pm.
Supporters are unfortunately unable to attend Saturday’s game in line with Government guidelines, but can view all of the action courtesy of our live stream. Tickets are now on sale at harriers.co.uk/livestream.
Get more build-up to the game with our official match day programme – it’s on sale for £2.99, with full details on how to purchase at harriers.co.uk/programme.
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