Date: 6th January 2006 at 1:11pm
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Burnley’s First Team Coach Mark Yates has been appointed as the new manager of Conference side Kidderminster Harriers

The 35-year-old has replaced Stuart Watkiss, who resigned in December, and returns to the club he captained in the 2003/04 season.

This will be his third spell at Aggborough, with two as a player, and he will be looking to improve the fortunes of Harriers, who are currently 17th in the Conference, just four points clear of the relegation places, having played two more games than the teams below them.

Burnley manager Steve Cotterill has wished Yates the best of luck in his new venture, whilst also expressing his disappointment at losing a key member of his staff.

‘We thank Mark for what he has done here and I’m disappointed to lose one of my staff, especially Mark who I’ve been with now for quite a few years,’ said Cotterill.