Front man moves on, with these parting words…
By Matty Paddock - 05/06/2019
Posted 3 years ago
JOE IRONSIDE has landed a move to the EFL – admitting League football is all that stopped him from linking back up with new Harriers boss John Pemberton.
The popular front man ends a spell of just over two years at Harriers after joining League 2 side Macclesfield Town.
Joe netted 48 goals in 96 appearances for the Reds and had been offered a long-term contract to remain at Aggborough – the temptation to do so increased further by the appointment of Pemberton at the club.
Ironside worked with the gaffer during their Sheffield United days, and the forward told harriers.co.uk that turning down the chance to work with him again wasn’t an easy one.
He said: “The new manager there is hard-working, disciplined and committed and, on top of that, he’s a top, top bloke.
“When he managed me at Sheffield United, I was just a boy – the things I was taught then are the things I am still improving on now, and a lot of what I know now is down to him.”
Reflecting on his spell at Harriers, he added: “My time with Kidderminster has been the most enjoyable two-and-a-half years of my footballing career.
“Everyone at the club and all the fans have been brilliant for me, so I’m going with the club held in the highest regard possible.
“Playing in the League has always been my aim but, in terms of non-league, it would always have been Kiddy.”
Of his newest challenge, Joe went on to say: “I’m buzzing to get the opportunity and I’m going to take it with both hands.”
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