Russell Penn

Russ Penn
Russell Penn
Birthplace : StourbridgeBorn : 08-11-1985Position : Manager

Russell Penn signed for the Harriers just before the start of the 2005-06 season after being released from his previous club, Scunthorpe Utd.

He spent three years as a trainee there but never made an appearance for them. He previously played for the Harriers when he was a member of their youth squad in 2002 but then left to join Scunthorpe.

On his return to Aggborough in July 2005 he went out on loan to Alvechurch for a month then once back he went on to stake a regular starting place in the side.

He came to the notice of Paul Fairclough when he was in charge of the England C Team and became a regular international standard player for many years. In 2009 he was given the honour of England C Player of the Year.

In 2008 he was a target for both Walsall and Peterborough with talk of him going to either club for a six figure fee but nothing ever came of it. He did finally leave Aggborough to join Burton Albion in July 2009 for a fee thought to be in the region of £50,000. Considerably less than his supposed worth a year earlier.

Russ returned to the Harriers from York City at the end of his career on an eighteen month contract but after one season playing he hung up his boots to become John Pembertons assistant manager.

A few months later, in November 2019, he became the caretaker manager following Pembertons dismissal until the arrival of Jimmy Shan a few weeks later.

In February 2020, when Shan left, he was handed the full managers job.

Career history Date from Date to Fee Appearances Goals
Scunthorpe Utd 23-09-03 31-05-05 Trainee 0 0
Harriers 22-07-05 09-07-09 Signed 180 26
Alvechurch 11-10-05 12-11-05 Loan No data No data
Burton Albion 09-07-09 30-06-11 £50,000 91 7
Cheltenham Town 30-06-11 06-01-14 Signed 124 4
York City 06-01-14 27-05-16 Undisclosed 109 5
Carlisle Utd 27-05-16 13-01-17 Signed 2 0
Gateshead 22-09-16 01-01-17 Loan 16 0
Wrexham AFC 13-01-17 09-05-17 Signed 16 0
Gateshead 11-05-17 07-05-18 Signed 48 0
York City 08-05-18 09-11-18 Signed 15 0
Harriers 09-11-18 01-06-19 Signed 24 0
Managerial career Date from Date to Games Won Drew Lost
Harriers 11-02-20