Town host Kidderminster with play-offs in sight

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FC Halifax Town host Kidderminster tomorrow (5.30pm kick-off) knowing they are all-but assured of a place in the Conference play-offs.

A draw will guarantee Halifax a top-five finish, while Town could move up to third in the table if they better Grimsby’s result at Braintree.

Should Town avoid defeat, it will also mean they will have lost just once at the Shay all season - the lowest total in the division.

The omens are good for the Shaymen, who are the second-highest scorers in the Skrill Premier, while only four sides have scored fewer goals on the road than Kidderminster.

The Harriers were also Town’s opponents when they last secured promotion to the Football League back in 1998.

Gary Whilde’s side have only lost once in their last 12 games and could finish anywhere between sixth and ninth depending on other results.

Whilde was appointed as manager until the end of the season back on March 5 after previous boss Andy Thorn was sacked just two months since taking charge himself.

Lee Gregory is a doubt for the match after being forced off in Monday’s loss at Southport with a calf injury.

Adam Smith could be in contention to start after missing the Southport game, with Scott Spencer expected to lead the line if Gregory is absent.

If Town finish third, they will be away on Thursday in the first-leg of the play-off semi-final, but if they finish fourth, they will be at home on Thursday.

Should they finish fifth, they will be at home to Cambridge on Wednesday, with both games kicking-off at 7.45pm.

Both second-legs take place on Sunday, May 4, kicking-off at 1.30pm and 4.30pm, with the final at Wembley on May 18, kicking-off at 4pm.

Follow Halifax Town reporter Tom Scargill on Twitter for live updates throughout every Shaymen match - and check www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/halifaxtown for reports after the game.