Steve Burr says his players are hungry to “finish the job off” after a fantastic season as they continue to eye promotion ahead of Sunday’s play-off second leg semi-final against Wrexham at Aggborough (1:30pm).
A splendid run of 25 wins in 29 matches may have come to an end in midweek as the Dragons won out narrowly, 2-1 in at the Racecourse in the first leg, but Harriers remain in fantastic shape.
Their last home game saw a fabulous 4-0 victory over Stockport County and the squad will be going all out to do their bit and book a place at Wembley by overturning the deficit.
They’ll do so with a ‘no regrets’ attitude, too – after all, this will otherwise be their very final game of what’s been a simply remarkable term and boss Burr admits he simply doesn’t want it to come to an end – yet.
He’s relished seeing his players strut their stuff in front of an aggregate attendance of almost 13,000 in the last week with another sell-out crowd set to pack into Aggborough
for Sunday’s game, too.
Wrexham’s advantage is important but far from insurmountable, says, insisting “you just never know” what tomorrow brings in football.
He told Harriers Player
: “I think it’s fantastic. To be in this situation and to be playing in front of the sort of crowds we’re playing in front of – I love it.
“The lads have got to make the most of these opportunities and big games because that’s what we’re in it for.
“The atmosphere, the excitement that the play-offs bring... they’re great occasions.
“You just never know what’s going to happen in football – who would have [predicted] what would happen in the two Champions League games this week?
“You just never know. You can prepare, you can set yourself up but once the players go over that line, it’s really down to them to perform and our lads have performed fantastically all season and I know that, down to a man, they want to finish the job off.”
Harriers will likely be without midfielder James Vincent
for Sunday’s clash.
He picked up a hamstring injury in the first leg and while this is thankfully just a strain rather than a pull, it’s likely to mean he is at least out of action for a number of days yet.
However winger Danny Pilkington
is now fully fit and ready to push for selection, likewise fellow wide man Martin Devaney will be hungry for more action after impressing off the bench on Tuesday night.
Keep in mind, Sunday’s game is both all-ticket and SOLD OUT – do not travel to Aggborough
Stadium unless you have a ticket!
Kick-off on Sunday afternoon is at 1:30pm.
ON HARRIERS PLAYER NOW: Extended highlights of Tuesday night's first leg with Wrexham plus Steve Burr's in-depth video preview. www.player.harriers.co.uk