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B'mouth 15:00 W Brom

Harriers land Potter

By Simon Fudge.   Last Updated: 29/10/04 7:14pm

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Kidderminster Harriers have moved to sign goalkeeper Ben Foster on a month's loan from Stoke City.

The 21-year-old has already spent time on loan with non-league side Tiverton Town and League One club Bristol City and will provide cover for the injured duo of John Danby and Daniel Lewis after Potters manager Tony Pulis allowed him to leave the Britannia Stadium club. 

Foster should make his debut against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday after becoming caretaker manager Shaun Cunnington's first signing since he took charge for the departed Jan Molby on Thursday.

The custodian joins fellow loanee Portsmouth striker James Keene at Aggborough while midfielder Simon Brown has extended his loan at the club for the rest of the season from West Bromwich Albion.

The moves, however, have forced Blackpool defender Stephen McMahon to cut short his loan at the club.

Meanwhile, former Harriers boss Graham Allner has revealed his interest in returning to manage the club.

The former Worcester City and Cheltenham Town manager is keen to return to football management and would be tempted into taking over again at Kidderminster - a club he led to Conference and FA Trophy success.

"It's sad to see the predicament the club are in and there's a big job on for somebody," Allner told the Worcester Evening News.

"Getting into The Football League was the culmination of a lot of years work for many people. It would be tragic now if they took this massive step backwards. They need to stay there.

"Harriers are the club closest to my heart. I would do anything to help.

"It's done me good to have a break from management over the last 18 months and I'm ready for a big challenge."

In other news, Micky Mellon and Iyseden Christie will have operations next week to solve their respective injury problems.

Kidderminster 10/11 Draw 9/4 Shrewsbury 5/2 -
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