City land Harriers winger

First published in Sport

YORK City have signed winger Simon Russell on a free transfer from Blue Square Premier rivals Kidderminster Harriers.

The 22-year-old joined the Minstermen in time to figure in the squad for Saturday's league clash at Northwich.

* Don't miss The Press on Saturday for reaction to the signing.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:40pm Fri 22 Aug 08

Alan Fetish says...

Bit more info, according to ycfc and wikipedia:

Despite strong interest from other top Conference clubs, York City have won the race for the signature of Kidderminster winger Simon Russell. The 23 year old wide man began his career at Hull City and went on to be signed by Jan Molby while Kidderminster were in the Football League. Prior to signing for City he was the Harriers longest serving player and has made 142 appearances for the Midlands club.

Born in Beverley Simon is happy to move back to his Yorkshire roots and is available for selection for both Minstermen fixtures this weekend

Russell began his career as a trainee at Hull City, where he made two substitute appearances for the club. He was released by Hull in the summer of 2004 and was signed by Kidderminster Harriers manager Jan Molby, who described him as, "... a tremendous engine and is likely to pop up with a goal or two." He has made over 130 league and cup appearances in four seasons at Kidderminster, despite a broken wrist that ruled him out for three months of the 2005–06 season and a thigh injury that ruled him out of the beginning of the 2007–08 season, and was the club's longest serving current player before joining York City in August 2008.
Bit more info, according to ycfc and wikipedia: Despite strong interest from other top Conference clubs, York City have won the race for the signature of Kidderminster winger Simon Russell. The 23 year old wide man began his career at Hull City and went on to be signed by Jan Molby while Kidderminster were in the Football League. Prior to signing for City he was the Harriers longest serving player and has made 142 appearances for the Midlands club. Born in Beverley Simon is happy to move back to his Yorkshire roots and is available for selection for both Minstermen fixtures this weekend Russell began his career as a trainee at Hull City, where he made two substitute appearances for the club.[1] He was released by Hull in the summer of 2004 and was signed by Kidderminster Harriers manager Jan Molby, who described him as, "...[having] a tremendous engine and is likely to pop up with a goal or two."[2] He has made over 130 league and cup appearances in four seasons at Kidderminster,[1] despite a broken wrist that ruled him out for three months of the 2005–06 season[3] and a thigh injury that ruled him out of the beginning of the 2007–08 season,[4] and was the club's longest serving current player before joining York City in August 2008.[5][6] Alan Fetish
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Fri 22 Aug 08

Alan Fetish says...

...sounds pretty good. Can't remember too much from the corresponding games last year, but I've a short-term memory problem, these days!
...sounds pretty good. Can't remember too much from the corresponding games last year, but I've a short-term memory problem, these days! Alan Fetish
  • Score: 0

9:10pm Fri 22 Aug 08

PDH says...

obviously with a free transfer and his wages prob no higher than woolfords,theoretica
lly we wont have used any of the transfer money or this seasons budget on this deal, so it should all still be there to use on more players?
obviously with a free transfer and his wages prob no higher than woolfords,theoretica lly we wont have used any of the transfer money or this seasons budget on this deal, so it should all still be there to use on more players? PDH
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Fri 22 Aug 08

big mobe says...

I believe this is a good signing, and we will probably have at least one more, o.k. so I was wrong about the player from Histon....
I believe this is a good signing, and we will probably have at least one more, o.k. so I was wrong about the player from Histon.... big mobe
  • Score: 0

7:22am Sat 23 Aug 08

newshawk says...

I've just re-read that "City boss rejects 'fatigue' excuse" story. I also heard him say in a Radio York piece that we could have put the Histon game back, having played Wrexham on Thursday. This suggests that he is backing City's fitness and it is now policy to play games this close together. Yesterday he was quoted as saying we'll be fitter than Barrow on Monday, which reinforces that suggestion. Thoughts?
I've just re-read that "City boss rejects 'fatigue' excuse" story. I also heard him say in a Radio York piece that we could have put the Histon game back, having played Wrexham on Thursday. This suggests that he is backing City's fitness and it is now policy to play games this close together. Yesterday he was quoted as saying we'll be fitter than Barrow on Monday, which reinforces that suggestion. Thoughts? newshawk
  • Score: 0
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree