Keates for Kidderminster?

Last updated : 10 February 2004 By Andy Beill
Dean Keates
Dean Keates
The 5'6" 25-year-old was a regular in the side last year after being signed on a free transfer by Jan Molby, but has struggled to maintain a first team place this season. He found the net four times including the first ever league goal at the KC Stadium, but hasn't scored in his 14 league appearances this season, the last of which was the 1-0 defeat to Mansfield in December.

He could link up with Molby again at Kidderminster where he has returned to manage, as Peter Taylor revealed on the official Hull City site.

He said: "I don't really want Dean to go because he is a tremendous professional and a very important figure within the dressing room.
"He's worked very hard this season and is in the best condition I've seen him in.
"But I understand that as a footballer he wants to play regular first team football and it looks as though Kidderminster could offer him an opportunity to do that."

The possible transfer could either go ahead immediately or when his contract expires in the summer, although some quarters are already suggesting he could be in the Harriers squad for their game with Cheltenham tomorrow.