He joined us, when Mark Yates was in charge, from Cheltenham where he had been captain for many seasons but had missed out the major part of his final season with them through an ankle injury. This had been given the all clear but then other injuries came into play and although he managed to start twenty four games last season rarely ever lasted the full ninety minutes.
When Mark Yates left to manage Cheltenham John took over as caretaker manager for a short while and was also, unsuccessfully, hopeful of the managers job on a full time basis. That went to Steve Burr and John returned to helping on the coaching side.
He's now taking some time out to assess his options of wether to remain in the playing side of the game or to spend more time gaining his coaching qualifications.
Harriers Online wishes John all the best for the future and it's just a shame that we never saw him at his best enough times.
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