Steve McNulty has issued warning to the teams battling to wrestle the final Blue Square Bet Premier play-off spot from Fleetwood Town’s grasp.
The club captain believes Town still haven’t produced their best football – despite coasting to a fifth successive victory on Saturday against Altrincham.
The momentum in the race for the final top-five spot continues to be with Town after Kidderminster’s first defeat in 15 games last night – 2-1 at home to Darlington.
It means that York, 1-0 winners over Luton, have replaced the Harriers as fifth-placed Town’s closest challengers, three points behind with three to play.
The Good Friday home clash with Fleetwood has become a must-win for Kidderminster to keep their promotion dream alive, whereas victory for Town would end their hosts’ hopes of catching them.
And McNulty has called for another decisive performance. The centre-half said: “We started quite sloppily on Saturday and we haven’t been playing particularly well over the last couple of weeks, but we have been getting the results.
“I think at the start of the season we were playing really well but not getting results, so it’s nice to now be getting all these important points even though we are not playing as well as we can.
“Friday is just another game and we have to go there, do a professional job and get a result.”
Saturday’s 3-1 win against Altrincham could have been a different story had the visitors converted an early penalty, when McNulty tugged down Damien Reeves.
But the 27-year-old had no arguments with the decision. He added: “I should have been back in a bit earlier, but I switched off for a few seconds and tried to give him a bit of a tug to put him off balance. He went down and it was a definite penalty.
“It was crucial to get a second goal just before half-time, and although it got a bit nervy when they nicked a goal back late on George (Donnelly) managed to put the game to bed.”
n TOWN are sure of plenty of vocal support at Kidderminster on Friday night after chairman Andy Pilley laid on free coach travel.
Fans have responded to the offer in numbers and eight coaches have been booked.
Chairman Pilley said: “The Cod Army will be our twelfth man and if they can cheer us into the play-offs that will generate the extra cash which can go into the infrastructure of the club.”
The match is being televised live on the digital subscription channel Premier Sports TV.
Fans unable to travel to Kidderminster and watch the match in the luxurious new Parkside Hospitality Suite, which opened at Highbury Stadium last Saturday.
They will also have the option to watch the game on the stadium’s big screen from the new executive balcony.
The admission charge of £5 includes a buffet.
Strictly speaking Town still need seven points out of nine to be absolutely certain of fifth spot, though their goal difference means that six will almost certainly be enough.