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Penn joins Burton from Harriers

Russ Penn
Penn made 178 appearances for Kidderminster in four years

Burton Albion have signed midfielder Russ Penn from Kidderminster Harriers on a two-year contract.

Although the fee is undisclosed, it is understood Burton have paid a club record for the 23-year-old.

Burton manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby: "As soon as I took the job he was someone we identified as a player who would improve the squad."

Harriers boss Mark Yates said: "Russ has been fantastic for this club and we're very grateful for his efforts."

Penn joined Kidderminster in 2005 and made 178 appearances, scoring 26 goals.

Burton have got a good player on their hands

Kidderminster manager Mark Yates

Peschisolido added: "Its been a long time coming and we had to do a lot of work behind the scenes, but we're delighted to get pen-to-paper.

"He's the type of character we want to bring to the club. He wants to prove himself and he's got a good pedigree."

His former manager paid tribute to the England C player of the year.

Yates added: "The lure of the Football League is the only reason he's leaving us and we all wish him luck for the future.

"He has put in a great shift for the club over the time he has been here and has been a cracking player, Burton have got a good player on their hands."

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