21st Sep, 2019

Kelly talks Jones and Morris departures, Cowley committing to the Rouslers and previews Kempston

Ben Tyler 14th Feb, 2019 Updated: 18th Feb, 2019

BROMSGROVE Sporting boss Brendan Kelly thanked defenders Craig Jones and Daniel Morris for their contributions to the club, after both players departed the Rouslers this week.

Captain Jones had been with Sporting for the past seven years of his career, whilst both were part of the successive promotions to the Southern Division One Central and the 2016/17 invincibles season, winning two league titles during their time at the club.

Kelly was coy to hide his appreciation for his former players and what they achieved during their time with the Rouslers.

“Craig and Daniel have been integral to the club’s growth over the past few years and we want to thank them for what they’ve done for the club,” he said.

“I’m disappointed by their departures, but things change, that’s just the way it is in football.

“It’s their decision and I want to thank them for what they’ve done.”

The Sporting manager did not know where his former captain Jones’ next destination was, but said Jones wanted to assess his options and weigh up his next move.

Richard Gregory has been announced as the new club captain following Jones’ departure.

There was however, the positive news that Jason Cowley has committed himself to the club, and Kelly was over the moon to keep his man in-form at the Rouslers for their promotion push.

“I’m chuffed that he wants to stay, he’s been on fire for us and has lifted the club and the fans this season.”

Adding to the squad for the latter part of the season is Cameron Peters, who has extended his loan deal from Walsall to remain at Bromsgrove for another month, and the Sporting manager admitted it was a straightforward move.

“It was an easy decision to make, he will fit right back in and it was an obvious choice to bring him back to the club where he gets on so well with everyone.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him in action again for us.”

Sporting face a second successive home fixture this weekend, welcoming Kempston Rovers to the Victoria Ground (3pm), but Kelly knows how difficult it will be against their opponents.

“It’ll be a tricky test, when we played them back in December it was a strange start to the game with players falling ill, but we managed to get the win in tricky conditions.

“Kempston have picked up results wise so it’ll take a good performance from us on Saturday to get a win.”

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