In the usual rush for the gates the Harriers have done their fair share of dealing on the transfer market today prior to the 5:00pm deadline.
There have been a few surprises too, mainly of one well known face leaving the Harriers. That is the man that Jan Molby bought over here 2½ years ago and immediately placed himself into the hearts of all Harriers fans with a debut goal at Leyton Orient followed by twenty goals last season. Bo Henriksen
Today the man affectionally known as 'Gypo' to opposing fans but simply as 'Bomber' to us left to join struggling Bristol Rovers on a free transfer until the end of the season. We have to presume now that will mean that he won't be coming back to Aggborough next term.
Danny Williams has also joined Brizzle on a free transfer until the end of the season after initially seeing his loan spell at Chester City extended by a further month yesterday. It appears that his agent couldn't settle on terms with the Chester management and the Gas stepped in to snap him up.
Danny was also well liked at Aggie but in past months that support for him had dwindled after his lack of commitment to the cause became apparent.
Two players there who would have commanded a fee last season and now they have been allowed to leave for nothing. Going by their recent form it wasn't really a surprise was it.
In through the Aggborough doors have come two new faces and one familiar one. The familiar one is full back Steve Burton who has returned for another spell at the club.
As forecast on this website prior to the away game at Yeovil on Boxing Day (here) we always knew he would be coming back and this time it looks like he'll be staying.
The two new ones are Leon Clarke from Wolves and Simon Brown from WBA.
Clarke is a striker and has already made three first team appearances for the Premiership strugglers against Darlington and Burnley (Carling Cup) and West Ham (FA Cup)
He has only just signed a professional contract with his club so this will be seen as just gaining experience for him.
20yr old Simon Brown is a player in the JJ Melligan / Adam Murray mould and has also come here for experience. He has never made a first team appearance but did appear on the pitch for a warming up session in the final days of their short lived Premiership season against Blackburn Rovers.
Brown has signed for a month long loan and Clarke is here for the remainder of the season.
Jan has also signed Harriers youth player Chris McHale on professional terms.
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