BROMSGROVE Sporting have signed striker Cameron Peters from League One side Walsall on an initial three-month loan.
Manager Brendan Kelly confirmed the transfer today (Tuesday) with the forward expected to go straight into the squad for Sporting’s Southern League Division One Central opener at AFC Dunstable on Saturday – paperwork permitting.
He is also clear to play in the FA Cup tie against Alvechurch on Saturday, August 25.
The move for 19-year-old Peters came after a deal for Ryan Nesbitt, who was Boldmere St Michaels’ top scorer last season with 29 goals in 41 appearances, fell through.
Kelly told the Standard he had to act fast to bring in another striker once the deal collapsed and believes his latest addition could be a carbon copy of star striker Jason Cowley who is now at National League North outfit AFC Telford United.
“Unfortunately a deal for Ryan did not happen so I used my contacts and I was told Cameron was available for a loan,” said Kelly.
“Cameron is the kind of striker we are looking for as he runs the line well, he’s hard-working and we feel he’s the right player to partner Richard Gregory up front.
“Cameron is a similar kind of player to Jason so hopefully he will be a carbon copy of what we had last season.
“I cannot thank Dean Keates and John Ward enough for allowing the move to happen.”
Peters enjoyed a productive campaign with the Saddlers’ under-18s during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring nine goals in 29 matches.
He was then a member of Walsall’s development squad which won the league and cup double in the same season before being offered professional terms in May 2017.
Peters is yet to make his first-team debut for Walsall.