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Aggborough news
Date: 15-05-07 Clearouts and slapped wrists
Following the end of the season and our defeat at Wembley on Saturday it was time for the clear out to begin at Aggborough today.    The first of the current squad to face the long walk away from Mark Yates office were Gary Hay, Andy White, Luke Reynolds, Jake Sedgemore and Scott Eaton.

Jake Sedgemore and Gary Hay were to be expected with Jake wanting to go part time next season to spend more time with his architect career.    He will probably sign for another club during the close season but they will have to be part time.    Hay, who has completely failed to impress any Harriers supporter, will almost certainly return to Bromsgrove.

Andy White came on for Iyseden Christie at Wembley and missed what could be classed as a sitter in the final minute of the game.    It's not the first sitter that he's missed and he was sent off to Stafford Rangers for the final month of the season but only started one game and also failed to get on the scoresheet.

He is thought to be interested in a media career and may take this option up if he cannot get to join another club.

Luke Reynolds Scott Eaton was thought to be 'one for the future' when he progressed from the youth ranks but that promise has failed to materialise.    Ok, he has not really been given much of a chance but when he has he has not taken the chance offered to him and so his release comes as no real surprise.

The real surprise, to me, is the release of Luke Reynolds (right).    He came here two seasons ago and looked very sharp but this season gone he seems to have lost that edge to his game and has only scored five times in forty nine outings.

Luke has the ability to run at a player but his final killer touch has deserted him.    I would have thought that he would still be useful as a squad player but Mark Yates didn't think so hence his release.    Luke still has a future in the game at this level and I think another Conference side will have seen enough in him to give him a second chance.

Expect to see him at the likes of Stafford or Northwich next season.

More news on other players contracts is expected later in the week.

The other news of the day was the long awaited trial of the Crown and Lee Elam Vs Mark Yates.    This was to decide the punishment that the Harriers manager would receive following his head butting of the Exeter City player following the 2-0 home defeat in February.

The outcome was that Mark was fined 350 and given a touchline ban of four weeks to come in effect on August 11th, the start of the new Blue Square season - that just does not sound right.    Personally I think he's got off very lightly and could have been looking at a much bigger fine but the timespan of the ban is just about right.


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