NEW Harriers boss John Pemberton says there will be no confusion about what he expects from the club's players next season.

The 54-year-old takes charge at Aggborough having agreed a two-year contract last week.

The former Crewe and Crystal Palace player will be assisted by Kidderminster midfielder Russ Penn and arrives at Aggborough following an eye-catching coaching career in youth and senior football with the likes of Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Northampton Town.

He's now eager to assess his players when pre-season gets underway.

He said: "I'm just really looking forward to it.

"I already know Colin and he tried to get me before but I wasn't available. When the opportunity came up again it was one I really wanted to take.

"Every job you take is a challenge and I'm just looking forward to getting to know the players and assessing what we already have here. That's really important for how we move forward.

"I have seen them play but you never really know about them until you have seen them train and worked with them close up.

"There is obviously a reason it has been difficult for this club to get out the division. That could be a number of different factors from the way the players have been trainings to their mindset.

"I'm not big on making statements on what I think we will do. I prefer to show people rather than talk about it.

"I know what I like to see from my players. I want them to bounce in in the morning and need kicking out on the afternoon.

"I'm black and white when it comes to how I want things done and the players have to buy into that."

Reds boosted their squad with week with a double signing.

Defender Cliff Moyo, 26, signed a one-year deal at Aggborough after turning down a new offer from Guiseley.

He has also been joined by forward Richard Peniket. The 26-year-old, born in Stourbridge, arrives at Aggborough having featured here early in his career whilst on loan at Fulham.

Since then, he’s featured for the likes of Tamworth, FC Halifax Town, Gateshead and Alfreton.

Pemberton is keen to add further additions but only once he's assessed those already at the club.

One player that won't be around is forward Joe Ironside.

The striker has turned down a contract offer from Harriers and joined League Two side Macclesfield Town.