Boss hails loan contributions

Penn on the contribution of loan players at Aggborough Stadium…

Kidderminster Harriers manager Russ Penn [PA Images]

RUSS PENN has thanked Harriers’ loan players for the contribution towards the end of the 2019/20 term.

The National League announced earlier this week that its member clubs had voted in favour of cancelling the remaining games of the term. While it is not yet known what that means in terms of how the campaign will be classified, it’s clear that there will be no further football played.

With that in mind, loan players Rhys Williams, Will Mannion, Ollie Shenton and Austin Samuels have all played their final games in a red shirt and will return to their parent clubs.

Williams spent the entire season on loan from Liverpool and performed solidly, while Mannion won the February Player of the Month award for the entire division. Samuels’ pace was an asset in the final weeks of 2019/20, while Shenton’s drive and goals proved valuable in some key wins.

Manager Penn was keen to thank them for their efforts when he spoke to the official website just after it was confirmed he is to continue as the club’s Manager, and also the clubs who trusted that Aggborough would provide a great place to continue their development.

He said: “We’ve had four really good professionals, physically and mentally, and this spell has been great for their development.

“They came to a club a lot lower down in the system than their own, but that shows you a lot about the types of characters they are. They contributed really well for the season.

“We’ll be keeping an eye on the progress of all of those lads. Whether we’re able to work with those players again, or others from those clubs, it’s important to maintain those relationships with them.

“We wish them all the very best for the future.”

  • The club is currently awaiting further, formal guidance from the National League in regards to how the 2019/20 season is to be finalised after the league announced this week that clubs had voted to cancel the remaining games of the term. We understand that supporters will have many questions about the situation, and once this guidance has been received and digested, we will communicate with our fans as to how we plan to move forward and build towards the new season.

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