REDDITCH United boss Darren Byfield has made a sensational swoop to sign former Birmingham City striker Clinton Morrison ahead of the new Southern League Premier Division campaign.
The capture of Morrison, who has made 45 appearances for League Two outfit Exeter City over the past two seasons, is sure to excite the Valley Stadium faithful as Byfield continues to waste no time in seeking to replace departed players including the likes of attacking aces Ash Sammons, Jamey Osborne and Sam Merson.
Morrison began his career at his local side Crystal Palace in 1998 and scored more than 100 goals across two spells for the Eagles.
Sandwiched in between was a spell at the Blues for whom Morrison made 87 appearances and scored 14 goals in the Premier League between 2002 and 2005 as he formed a good partnership with England forward Emile Heskey in the latter part of his time at St Andrew’s.
Morrison, now seen featuring on Sky Sports productions, went on to make 91 appearances for Coventry City and also played more than 50 games for both Sheffield Wednesday and Colchester United.
Morrison, now 37, represented the Republic of Ireland 36 times at full international level – scoring nine goals – and made their squad for the 2002 World Cup.
Meanwhile, talented forward Merson became the latest player to exit the Valley Stadium this week when he made the switch to St Albans City but, with Jordan Jones, Duane Courtney and Jamie Spencer having joined the Reds in the past few days, these are exciting times and Byfield is far from finished in the transfer market.