ALCESTER Town have bolstered their striking options with the signing of Bromsgrove Sporting youngster Alfie Bloomer.
The 18-year-old scored three times in ten first team appearances for the Rouslers but, with the urge for more regular football, he decided a move away from the Victoria Ground would be his best option.
Bloomer joins in time for Town’s Midland League Challenge Vase clash against visitors Continental Star on Saturday, which is followed by a Midland League Division Three encounter at Coventrians on Bank Holiday Monday.
Manager Danny Janes described the signing as a massive boost to the club after a disappointing opening day result which saw Town lose 4-3 at home to Shipston Excelsior on Saturday.
“Alfie is young and hungry, something that I feel this squad needs an injection of,” he said.
“He is dropping down a couple of levels to play for us, he is going to want to show what he can do.
“Alfie is a frightening player. He possesses pace and skill and his ability to travel with the ball and manipulate it will be a huge asset to us.
“To have played for Bromsgrove last season with the success they had demonstrates the potential he has, I really think he can go a long way in football.
“We can provide him with the game time he needs at his age, the consistency of minutes will help develop him as a player.”
Bloomer added he was looking forward to the challenge of playing under Janes but expressed his sadness at leaving last season’s ‘Invincible’ Division One champions.
“Bromsgrove was a very good experience for me, learning a lot about men’s football,” he said.
“But I need game time and further playing experience at my age and I feel Alcester is the right move for me in terms of my development.
“The club have high ambitions this year, just like me, and I’m ready to be a part of that.
“I would like to say thank you to everyone at Bromsgrove Sporting during my short time at the club, its one that I will never forget.
“But it’s time for me to move on and get more experience and push on as a footballer.”