KIDDERMINSTER Harriers will arrive at York City enjoying their longest unbeaten run of league results since New Year’s Day.

The Aggborough outfit have gone five National League North fixtures since their last defeat – a 2-1 loss at Tamworth more than two months ago.

In fact, a 4-2 FA Cup first round exit at the hands at National League outfit Fylde is the only blemish for the Harriers during nine fixtures in all competitions – five of which have ended in victory.

The league sequence is the best since Kiddy racked up six fixtures without losing at the mid-point of a season that would ultimately see then finish second and six points behind eventual champions Fylde, before being surprisingly knocked out in the play-off semi-finals by underdogs Chorley.

But former Coventry and Watford striker John Eustace, in his first managerial job at the age of 38, was retained over the summer having been in charge during the entirety of last season and there are now signs that the Midlanders are emerging from the possible hangover caused by their promotion misery.

During the last dozen contests, Kiddy have rattled in 25 goals at an average of more than two per match, with the spoils shared in a six-goal thriller against Darlington last weekend on their own soil.

Nine-goal leading marksman Emmanuel Sonupe was left on the bench in that match, having equalled his longest barren run of the season after failing to net in three outings.

The 21-year-old Londoner started out as an apprentice with Tottenham and, after short stints at St Mirren and Northampton, moved to Kidderminster over the summer after an initial loan spell in March.

Aside from Sonupe, Eustace can call on the firepower of ex-Sheffield United striker Joe Ironside and Andre Brown, who have also scored seven and six times respectively this season.

Kiddy are more prolific, though, on their own soil with a return of nine away goals the fourth-lowest tally in the division behind North Ferriby (five), Chorley (six) and Southport (eight).

Defender Tryone Williams will miss the tomorrow’s game due to suspension, having been sent off against Darlington after entering the action as a half-time substitute.

Experienced right-back Lee Vaughan also remains sidelined, having rejoined the club during the close season with a broken leg sustained at previous team Tranmere.

Ex-Alfreton and Fylde midfielder Dan Bradley is the only other injury absentee with a knee problem.

Former City winger Daniel Nti, meanwhile, is no longer with Kiddy having made three appearances for the team early this season before having his contract cancelled by mutual consent and joining Nuneaton.

Kiddy are currently 12th in the table but, as positions now stand, would climb into the top six by winning their two games in hand.