Mark Creighton: Kidderminster coach after another Lolley

Joe Lolley
Lolley scored 11 goals in 25 games for Harriers before his move to Huddersfield

Kidderminster coach Mark Creighton hopes Harriers can find another player with former striker Joe Lolley's potential because of the number of League clubs cutting their squads.

Harriers sold Lolley, 21, in January to Huddersfield, six months after signing him from lower-league football.

"There's a lot of players without clubs and the standard gets better every year," Creighton said.

"Look at what Joe's doing now. The players are out there."

Lolley was picked up by the Conference Premier club after a prolific spell with Midland Combination side Littleton, and Harriers received a six-figure sum when the player signed a two-and-a-half year deal with the Terriers.

"It can happen and can happen in the blink of an eye, " Creighton, 32, added to BBC Hereford and Worcester.

"You you've just to get the players, take them under your wing and treat them right.

"Some of them are good enough and could only cost us a small amount of money but that player could then go on and the club could make some money."

Former Harriers captain Creighton, who returned to Aggborough as coach in March, says the high number of players available is both a good thing and a challenge when it comes to strengthening the squad.

"I think we had about 30 players on the first day of pre-season which is always tough for a coach," he said.

"But I've dwindled them down and we've got about three in now which we're looking at.

"I'm always pestering the chairman, you always want the best you can get.

"The lads that get filtered out of your Premier League clubs, Championship clubs, League One and League Two clubs eventually filter down to this level and they're all after that last professional chance."

Harriers have already picked up defender Jared Hodgkiss, strikers Reece Styche and Craig Reid,winger Ahmed Obeng and goalkeeper Jasbir Singh as they prepare for another shot at winning promotion back to the Football League.

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