FORMER York City captain Russ Penn has signed a contract extension to stay as Kidderminster Harriers manager until the summer of 2025.

Penn, who played over 100 times for York across two spells with City, took charge of Kidderminster in February 2020 after a brief previous spell as interim manager.

The 36-year-old has since led the Harriers back into the Vanarama National League North play-offs, finishing fourth this season after two mid-table placings in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 campaigns.

The manager also took his side on arguably the stand-out run of this season's Emirates FA Cup.

Kidderminster reached the fourth round stage, losing in extra time to Premier League giants West Ham United, and were the lowest-ranked club left at that point in the competition.

Kiddy upset the odds in cup wins over Grimsby Town, FC Halifax Town and Reading to make it to the round of 32.

The Kidderminster hierarchy have rewarded Penn's achievements by extending his contract to cover the next three seasons.

Like York City, who host Chorley tomorrow night (7.45pm), Kidderminster begin their play-off campaign with an eliminator at home to Boston United on Thursday evening (7.45pm).

York and Kidderminster would have to win their respective eliminators and semi-finals in order to meet in the play-offs at the final stage on Sunday, May 29 (3pm).