The player in question is Jamie Tolley (right) and he arrives here at Aggborough following his release from champions Mansfield. He signed for them from Wrexham towards the start of last season but only made two appearances for the Stags early on and never featured again. It was rumoured that he was coming to us on loan last January but that never materialised.
He started his career with Shrewsbury and we came up against his undoubted skills on a few occasions. He seems to have lost that early promise on subsequent moves to Hereford and Macclesfield but then regained it during his first season at Wrexham. He seems to have lost it again on his move to Mansfield.
Stevie Burr should be able to re-spark his game though.
The off the field 'signing' is a very sensitive move going by the comments so far on the forum and from fans of Wrexham and Shrewsbury.
Jon Harris has been appointed the new General Manager of Kidderminster Harriers and it seems that has ruffled a few feathers. Every club he has been associated with: Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Macclesfield, have, allegedly, seen money problems during his tenure and the comments from their fans seem to confirm this. He has also, allegedly, received short shrift from a village cricket team that he was Captain for and was dismissed from them and reported to the police for fraud. The result of the ensuing court case is not known but for three years after the case he vanished from public view. Allegedly.
Jon Harris is a former police officer. He, allegedly, left under extenuating circumstances.
I hope we know what we are doing?
In other news James Vincent did finally sign a one year contract with Inverness and we all wish Viniesta the best of luck with his new club. Marvin Johnson has finally signed a new contract with the Harriers but only for one year.
We were rumoured to be looking at the Hereford centre half Luke Graham but that rumour seemed to be coming from the Hereford end only. Steve Burr denied that we were interested in him even though Grahams agent had been touting him our way. Graham signed a new contract with Hereford once that news came out.
We have arranged what seems to be our final friendly with a game at Chasetown on July 27th. Again it completes a somewhat lacklustre selection of games with none of the home games against Walsall, Port Vale and Cheltenham likely to get the crowds swarming through the turnstiles.
And finally for some real, good news.
At last Saturdays end of the Conference season bash in Newport the Harriers manager Steve Burr was given the well deserved accolade of Blue Square Bet Premier manager of the year award. Well done Steve and also to the three Harriers lads chosen in the team of the year award.
Stand up Lee Vaughan, Josh Gowling and Anthony Malbon and take a bow. Well done.
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