Out of favour defender, Steve Burton, is finally leaving the club after finding his chances of a first team place limited by the good form of Wayne Hatswell and the arrival of Johnny Mullins.
Steve first joined the Harriers on loan during Jan Molby's time here and the arrangement was made permanent in March 2004 when he signed a two year contract. He was a regular at first but then his form took a dip and with Molby leaving for a second time he was then demoted to the reserve team with the odd appearance on the bench.
He was 'encouraged' to lave the club last season when an offer was made to him to go and play in Singapore but he turned it down much to the annoyance of the Harriers manager, Stuart Watkiss. Watkiss said at the time that he was a fool and to turn down such a chance was stupid because he had no future at Aggborough. He did play a few games afterwards but the writing was always on the wall for him.
Steve will leave the club after the Hereford game this coming Saturday and he then hopes to join an Australian side in an effort to further his career.
Other news from the club is the Exeter City game at Aggborough in January has now been moved to November 5th. Both clubs have a free day on that date because of our respective early exits from the FA Cup.