A few days ago the club announced that the Chairman, Colin Youngjohns, was stepping down in favour of his Vice-Chairman Barry Norgrove. This was then followed up last night with a joint statement from Norgrove and Neil Savery that from now on there would be a new openness towards the long suffering fans in the future and that the Manager, Stuart Watkiss, would now be receiving his full portion of funds towards re-building the side.
That re-building took another step forward today with four new? signings. The first names to be announced were Russell Penn and Jermaine Hollis and then a hour later came the news that the names of Gavin Hurren and Lee Thompson had been added to the days new crop.
Hollis, a forward, was a member of last seasons youth squad and he has already made one appearance for the Harriers during our last ever game in the Football League at Northampton last May. He has now signed a one year professional contract with the club.
Penn is a former Scunthorpe Utd trainee having spent three seasons there in midfield without ever making an appearance for them. Penn is locally born in Stourbridge and has been on the Harriers books before when he was a trainee here in 2002.
Later on in the day Gavin Hurren signed, also on a one year deal. This former Nottingham Forest man has been on trial here for a few weeks and can play in almost every position on the pitch.
23yr old Lee Thompson is the most experienced of the new faces having just been released from Boston Utd after joining them from Sheffield Utd last season. He made an impressive trial appearance for us on Tuesday against Walsall and looks to be a player in the mould of the recently departed Dean Keates.
There are rumours that more new players are on the way with talk centering around Scunthorpes Wayne Graves and the ex Palace striker Wayne Allison. If they do arrive, or any other new players, then watch this space.