Saturday: Gateshead (H)

Preview as Harriers welcome Gateshead to Aggborough Stadium…

Harriers boss Russ Penn. Image: (c) PA Images

RUSS Penn expects a good game for the neutral on Saturday as Harriers host Gateshead at Aggborough.

Harriers have started the season well on home soil, and face  a Heed side that were beaten for just the first time this season in midweek.

Mike Williamson’s men took the lead at Leamington on Tuesday before being pegged back, the Brakes going on to win 2-1.

Prior that they’d been unbeaten and scoring plenty of goals, too, with the side scoring at least once in every match so far.

The Reds are looking to get back to winning ways after a solid point at Guiseley last weekend, and Penn is readying himself for a tasty encounter against one of his former sides.

“I’ve been to watch them a couple of times and they’re a very good footballing team,” he told our YouTube channel.

“They stick to their principles so we know exactly what we’re getting on Saturday.

“It will be a really good game for the neutral and we’ve got to be prepared, and we will be.”

Penn added of Gateshead’s style and management:

“They play from the back, like to pass the ball and are very fluid.

“They’re led by a manager… who has played in the Premier League and has good values – we’ve got to be at it.”

The Aggborough chief will have to wait until closer to kick off before he makes a decision on the fitness of striker Ethan Freemantle.

Freemantle missed the game against Guiseley with a knee injury, with Penn expecting the youngster to be back either on Saturday or in time for the FA Cup trip to Sporting Khalsa.

Mike Carrington misses out for Harriers at the weekend as he serves the first of a three-match ban for his red card a week ago.

Harriers and Gateshead fans are reminded that there is no longer the facility to pay cash at the turnstiles at Aggborough.

You can still pay on the day of the game at the Ticket Office, but this incurs a £2 increase on our standard match day prices, so your best bet is to purchase in advance of the day if you can Рas this will also potentially save you some queueing!

You can do so online via our ticketing platform or, if you need assistance, by calling 01562 823 931 during opening hours.

Again, it is still possible to buy your tickets at the Ticket Office (up to 15 minutes after kick-off), but you can’t pay cash at the turnstile.

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

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