Match preview: Kidderminster Harriers (a)

The Spireites travel to Aggborough Stadium today for the first time since October 2000 to take on Kidderminster Harriers.

Chesterfield have a perfect record against Kiddy, having won all three games without having conceded.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Opponents: Kidderminster Harriers

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: Aggborough Stadium

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The Opposition

Name: Kidderminster Harriers Football Club

Nickname: Kiddy

Founded: 1886

Stadium: Aggborough Stadium

Capacity: 6,444

Manager: Russell Penn


Football Conference Champions | 1993/94 & 1999/00

National League North Play-Off Winners | 2022/23

West Midlands League Champions | 1937/38, 1938/39, 1964/65, 1968/69, 1969/70 & 1970/71

FA Trophy Winners | 1986/87

Conference League Cup Winners | 1996/97

Southern League Cup Winners | 1979/80

On Russell Penn

Russell Penn spent his playing career in non-league and the lower levels of the Football League. He played for the likes of Kidderminster Harriers, Burton Albion, Cheltenham Town, York City and Wrexham. The midfielder played just over 200 games at Aggborough. Penn was appointed as interim manager of the club in 2019 and once again on a permanent basis in 2020. The 43-year-old has a win percentage of 43.92% since becoming manager and led Kidderminster to promotion back to the National League last season, via the play-offs.

One to watch

Amari Morgan-Smith is Kidderminster’s top goalscorer so far during this campaign. Harriers have been struggling for goals since their return to the National League and will be hoping that the striker once again reaches double figures. The former Alfreton Town striker knows exactly how to find the back of the net.

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 17

Goals – 4

Assist – 0

Yellow Cards – 2

Red Cards – 0

Minutes Played – 1,380

Played for both

Bailey Hobson currently plays for both Chesterfield and Kidderminster. Signed by the Spireites in May, the midfielder impressed in pre-season but was loaned out to Kiddy last month.

The 21-year-old has hit the ground running at Aggborough with two goals in seven games. His form has meant that Kiddy have extended the loan until January.

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “They’re a good side, they have so many threats. They’re strong from set-pieces and have some big, physical lads. It’s going to be a good game.

“We’ll be favourites again and we’ve got to turn up to town and come home with all three points.”