20th Aug, 2019

Four new faces through the doors at Bromsgrove Sporting

Craig Gibbons 3rd Jul, 2018 Updated: 3rd Jul, 2018

BOSS Brendan Kelly has continued his squad assembling with four new acquisitions coming through the doors at Bromsgrove Sporting.

Having agreed terms with all of last season’s Midland League Premier Division title-winning squad as well as tying hot-shot Richard Gregory down on contract, the Sporting gaffer has brought in a host of new players to compliment an already talented squad.

Worcester City midfielder Nathan Hayward, Alvechurch maestro Jack Cresswell, versatile Leamington defender Tom Rankin and Charlie Dowd from Burton Albion have signed forms with the Rouslers.

“I am really pleased to have the signatures of these lads and excited to see how they perform in a Sporting shirt,” said Kelly.

“I have seen Nathan a few times and every time he has been the stand out player for Worcester.

“He will bring much-needed energy to the middle of the park and it has not taken long for him to settle with his new team-mates.

“Jack is someone I have played with before and his technical ability for this level of football is fantastic.

“He has kept himself fit and gives us plenty of attacking options.

“Tom can play anywhere across the back four and as a local lad he is looking forward to representing his home town club.

“Meanwhile, Charlie is someone who I cannot wait to give an opportunity to as he is a very talented lad.

“He spent all of last season with Burton Albion Reserves but things have not worked out so he’s looking to make a name for himself.

“I am sure he can establish himself here and I am sure if he performs well other clubs will come looking for him.”

Kelly confirmed he was still in talks with signing a defender from a club in the Welsh leagues and revealed another two or three more players would be brought to the Victoria Ground.

However, the future of striker Jason Cowley remains up in the air.

Sporting’s all-time leading scorer has been training with a National League North side which is understood to have tabled an offer.

“Jason is at that crucial age where when he is in form he wants to be playing week in, week out,” said Kelly.

“I am not sure how things would sit with him if he is not guaranteed that.

“He is a huge player for us and a hero in the eyes of the fans but we would never stand in his way of progressing.

“However, it has got to be the right move and I am still hopeful we can keep him here.”

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