Russ ready for new role

Russ Penn speaks after assuming new role at Aggborough….

Assistant Manager Russ Penn (c) Ade Hoskins

RUSS PENN is relishing life in a new role with Harriers ahead of the new season.

Russ was appointed assistant manager at Aggborough following the arrival of new manager John Pemberton this week.

While it doesn’t signal the end of the midfielder’s playing career, it certainly will see a greater focus on the coaching side of his duties.

He explained that this will be the only way to get and give the best out of the role as the gaffer’s number two.

“I have got to approach it that way because you can’t do both,” said Russ.

“I’ve said to be people that I have hung one boot up!

“I have got to fully commit to coaching and assisting John, and that’s the best way going forward.”

Penn and Pemberton have already been hard at work in trying to piece together the new season and it’s squad.

The former Burton Albion man added: “I’d spoken to John a few times before we’d met.

“He’s that little bit of old school, but he’s also up to date with the modern trends.

“I can’t wait to work with him because he’s not just going to coach the players, he’s going to teach me and I am going to learn a hell of a lot from him.”

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