9th Jul, 2020

Styche arrival can galvanise Rouslers' promotion bid - Kelly

Ben Tyler 21st Feb, 2020 Updated: 21st Feb, 2020

BRENDAN Kelly hopes the arrival of hitman Reece Styche can add another facet to Bromsgrove Sporting’s deadly front line, following his signing on Friday afternoon.

The 30-year-old Gibraltar international, who can list a goal against Switzerland in Euro 2020 qualification and Wycombe Wanderers, Forest Green Rovers and a host of non-league outfits to his name, has joined from National League North club Hereford.

Sporting’s manager re-iterated his delight at the deal and paid tribute to the Rouslers board in assisting in the transfer swoop.

“Reece is a proven goalscorer and this is a huge coup for the club,” Kelly said.

“He’s a brilliant guy and he will give us another dimension at the top of the pitch, and with expertise that will be invaluable during the run-in.

“With Mikey Taylor’s injury, we had to do something and I cannot thank (chairman) Mike Burke, (director of football/vice chairman) Graham Scott and the board enough for the backing they have given me and the trust that they continue to show in me.

“Reece will be available for Saturday(‘s home game with Hitchin Town, 3pm) if all paperwork goes through on time, which it should. It was an ambitious move to get Reece in and I’m delighted it’s happened. He’s keen and hungry to be at our club and I’m confident he will do well for us.”

In additional transfer news from the club, defender Harry Higginson has extended his loan deal from Kidderminster Harriers until the end of the season.

The Bromsgrove manager expressed his joy at securing the centre-back’s services until the season end, adding: “Harry has really enjoyed his time with us and performed very well when he has played.

“It was a no-brainer for me to extend the loan until the end of the season.

“He is a pleasure to work with and he comes from a good upbringing and background. He’s getting better all the time and wants to learn and he gets on great with the lads, so I’m delighted to have him for the final 12 games.”

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