The former Harriers keeper, John Danby, today signed for League 2 side Chester City after being released by us at the end of the season just ended. He has signed for Mark Wrights side on a two year deal at the Deva Stadium and will probably play second string to the number one keeper there, Chris McKenzie.
The 22yr old spent over four years at Aggborough and started 80 first team games for us before we let him go along with our only other keeper, Danny Lewis.
During our time in the League Danby was very highly rated and attracted scouts from other clubs regularly but was never snapped up by any of them although it was rumoured that Manchester City were very interested in him. After he spent some time at Coventry in the Steve Ogrizovic coaching scheme he came back a different person and had a nervous look to his play. He was eventually dropped to the bench for a period to be replaced by Lewis but following a poor season, and the possibility of an offer from Chester back in January, it was decided by the club to let him go.
Also at Chester it looks possible that a former Harrier will be on the move after Ben Davies refused to sign a new contract with the club and is now in talks with newly promoted Northampton and Yeovil about a move there.
In other news from Aggborough Jonny Harkness has signed a new one year contract so now, along with Michael McGrath yesterday, we now have five players signed up with those two adding to the already signed Russ Penn, Jake Sedgemore and Gavin Hurren.
Another friendly has been arranged in addition to the WBA game on July 15th we will be making our annual pilgrimage to St Georges Lane, Worcester on August 5th with a 3:00pm kick off.