KIDDERMINSTER have suffered three straight defeats in a season for the first time at National League North level ahead of their home clash with York City.

The Harriers went down 1-0 to Gainsborough on Saturday, having lost 2-1 at Darlington and suffered a 2-0 home reverse against table-topping Harrogate Town.

Kiddy haven’t gone three matches in a campaign without any reward since March 2016 on their way to relegation from the National League.

The Harrogate setback also represented the first time John Eustace’s men have been beaten on their own soil since the campaign kicked off with a 1-0 disappointment against Chorley.

In between, the Midlanders had won 12 and drawn five of their home fixtures and netted 36 times in front of their own supporters during 2017/18 – a tally only bettered by Harrogate, who have plundered 45 goals.

Top scorer Joe Ironside has hit the target on 18 occasions, but Eustace has alternated between him and on-loan Tranmere forward George Waring in the first XI during recent weeks.

Eustace will be without former Doncaster defender Jimmy O’Connor, though, due to an Achilles problem

England C international goalkeeper Brandon Hall has also missed the last three games with a thigh problem and remains a doubt, with on-loan Wolves keeper Jonathan Flatt filling in between the sticks.