Kellermann: Players believe in Penn

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Boss Russ Penn with Jim Kellermann. [Pic KHFC]

JIM Kellermann says that in boss Russ Penn, Harriers players are performing for “someone they believe in.”

Harriers go to Leamington on Saturday in National League North, looking to follow up on the victory over Southport last time out.

There has been a considerable improvement in the team’s fortunes since Penn assumed the role of Manager in early February as the team eye a strong finish to a disappointing season overall.

With the former Harriers and York midfielder stamping his style on the side, a solidified defence has been in evidence, too.

Offering his thoughts on the gaffer shortly after joining Harriers earlier this week, 24-year-old Kellermann credited Penn’s influence on everyone inside the dressing room.

Kellermann, who signed a deal until next season after spending time north of the border with St Mirren, said: “I’m happy to be here, I’ve been away from home for quite a long time, and it is nice to be back.

He’s a really good guy and I think everyone within the club wants him to do well….” Russ Penn

“I’m excited to try and get us back up the leagues and to do well.

“The lads have done brilliantly since Russ has taken over and everyone wants him to do well and succeed, which is why results have really picked up.”

From his days with Aldershot Town and for generally being a local lad, Kellermann knows Penn well enough after numerous meeting across their respective careers.

He enthused: “I’ve played against Russ a few times and he’s probably given me the run-around more than I’ve given him!

“He’s a really good guy and I think everyone within the club wants him to do well, which is an added bonus for the players. It’s an added incentive to go and play for somebody you believe in.

“That’s good for everyone.”

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