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Posted Fri 25 Jan 13


Steve Burr has paid tribute to his opposite number tomorrow as he goes up against Garry Hill’s Woking in a Saturday clash at Aggborough (3:00pm).

The former Weymouth chief has done a splendid job down at Kingfield and steered them up from the Blue Square Bet South in impressive fashion last term to ensure their return to non-league’s top flight.

They have comfortably adjusted to the level, too, with an entertaining flair and some big results along the way.

Their one achilles may be at the back, however, in so much that the Cards have the leakiest defence in the division – despite their fantastic goal scoring record.

In short, they’re entertaining to watch, as any Harriers fan who saw the 2-2 draw in the corresponding fixture earlier this season will agree. 

Speaking to Harriers Player, Burr commented that Woking are under sound management and that Saturday’s visitors are an obvious threat. 

“I have known Garry for a long time and he is someone who has been in football management for many years and has built up a great track record,” he said.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and you have to say that the Woking side he is putting together is showing every sign of developing into a really talented squad.

“They remind me a lot of the Dagenham side that was managed by Garry and went on to win the league and should have had promotion as well.

“They’re scoring a lot of goals and playing some good football so we know it will be a tricky afternoon for us.”

Burr admitted his concern for midfielders Keith Briggs, James Vincent and Callum Gittings – all of whom are struggling with injury.

Sean Clancy remains suspended and so in one sense Harriers are a little thin on the ground. 

It’s an opportunity of course for the reds to return to winning ways on the back of the 1-0 defeat to Macclesfield Town last time out.

They remain fifth in the Blue Square Bet Premier table and well in amongst the play-off pack and so back-to-back home games represent a strong chance to help cement that position.

As we’ve reported, tomorrow’s game will be subject to a 9:30am pitch inspection and as soon as we know more we’ll spread the word.

Otherwise, it’s full steam ahead with kick-off at 3:00pm at Aggborough

See Harriers Player later today for Burr's full pre-match video preview.