Yates Can’t Wait To Return To The Harriers’ Touchline

Mark Yates has waited ten years to get back on the Kidderminster’s touchline, so what’s an extra couple of days?

Yates returned to Aggborough late last month but has had to be patient to take charge of his first game back at the club.

Last week’s trip to Ashton was frozen off and with no game in midweek Saturday’s home match with Chester is his first chance to reintroduce himself to the club’s fans.

After last managing Kiddy in 2009 he hopes good things come to those who wait.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Yates said. “It’s a fantastic club.

“The great thing is this isn’t a team in crisis down the bottom of the table. We’re very close to the play-offs and there’s so much to play for.

“We have lost our way a bit but there’s still a long way to go in the season.

“It’s a 14-game mini season if you like - we’ve still got a great opportunity to do something.”

He knows a winning start against Chester could potentially see the club back in the top seven.

“They’re in there fighting as well,” Yates added. “It’s going to be challenging but it’s an exciting challenge.”

Yates, the former Macclesfield and Solihull manager, has signed a deal until the summer.

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