Following the good news about the clubs future on Monday it looks like the Harriers manager, Stuart Watkiss, has now started to rebuild the squad.
The first name mentioned was Sam Aiston, just released by Shrewsbury Town and then today it was revealed that the ex Walsall defender, Wayne Evans, is also in talks at Aggborough. There is still the future of want away Dean Keates to sort out and with Lincoln City rumoured to be interested in last seasons Player of the Year it's imperative that Watkiss can work his magic and get him to sign a new contract before it's too late.
The fiery Aiston was always thought highly of at Gay Meadow so it came as something of a surprise when he was released by their new manager, Gary Peters. Aiston has always given the Harriers the run round whenever we have played them but it's his short fuse that gets him in most trouble. This is from my match report for the game against them last season when we threw the game away:
Aiston eventually found himself in the referees book after getting away with murder for seventy five minutes and was subbed soon after by the Shrewsbury manager and having had Russell come on soon after we started to look threatening without achieving much.
He has already turned down a chance to join Darlington and with Colchester, Rochdale and Burton Albion all chasing him it'll be a wonder if he signs for us. If he does then it'll take all of SW's skill to make him behave.
34yr old Wayne Evans has just left Rochdale after 6 years with them and winning their player of the Year on occasion. The Welshman started his career at Welshpool before signing for Walsall in 1993 and going on to make just under 230 appearances for the Saddlers.
Looks like the kind of clubman we need at Kidderminster.
Stuart is also looking at other players this week and because of the small squad, at present, has cancelled pre-season training until next week.