Russ Penn has spoken of his pride at taking the helm at Kidderminster Harriers as manager, saying the club is ‘in my blood.’

The 34-year-old, who has previously been caretaker boss at Aggborough, was appointed as manager until the end of the season on Tuesday following the departure of Jimmy Shan.

He oversaw a crucial 1-0 win at Farsley Celtic in his first game in the hot-seat and was understandably delighted at the final whistle.

Reflecting on that performance, and the chance he now has to guide the club for which he has so much fondness, Penn insisted he’d be sure to “give it everything.”

“I’m so proud of the lads,” he said.

“It has been a tough couple of days really, not only for myself, but [for] them as well.”

“I’ve said to the lads in there, its part of football; we wish him all the best in his new adventure, but it is all about Kidderminster now.”

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