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Reds show intent with capture of experienced striker Perry

Liam Moakes 18th Jun, 2020

REDDITCH United boss Wayne Spicer has made his second exciting swoop in as many weeks by snapping up experienced striker Kyle Perry.

The Birmingham-born 34-year-old, whose arrival follows last week’s signing of midfielder Matt Dodd, brings a wealth of experience of both League and non-League football to the Trico Stadium.

The former Port Vale, Mansfield Town and Telford United hitman has been a fans’ favourite at all of his many clubs and is renowned for his eye for goal and work ethic.

Perry, who since the start of last year has enjoyed spells at Redditch’s Southern Premier Central rivals Bromsgrove Sporting, Alvechurch and Stratford Town, scored a last-minute goal against the Reds last season.

His non-League CV includes clubs such as Stafford Rangers, Altrincham and Tamworth, where he has shown his prolific instincts in front of goal.

Following a meeting with Spicer, the forward was impressed with the club’s ambition, training regime and off-field package and said: “I’m delighted to get over the line as it is a club that has so much potential to push on in the leagues.

“After speaking to the gaffer throughout the summer I knew it was something I was eager to be a part of. His enthusiasm and love for the game speaks volumes and it really is what I was sold on and is what I am looking for at this stage in my career.

“I’m eager to get started now and I know we will be turning a few heads this season. I want to be a big part in establishing Redditch as a team you fear to play.”

Spicer was obviously delighted with his new addition, adding: “Firstly, I would like to welcome Kyle to the club. He’s a top player who can really help us move forward.

“He is a natural scorer and we are hoping to build a team which can help him hit the number of goals he should be getting.

“I really like Kyle’s attitude too. His commitment to the club is linked with his desire to pass his knowledge on to some of the younger, less experienced players and help them to come through so the team can be as strong as possible.”

The prolific front-man has committed himself to the club for the upcoming season.

ELSEWHERE, Alvechurch have been boosted by the news central defender Joe Hull and central midfielder Dom Brownhill have agreed terms to play at Lye Meadow for the upcoming campaign.

This follows midfielder Dave Bellis rejoining Alvechurch from league rivals Stourbridge.

The 29-year-old possesses a great engine and good positional sense and followed both the then and current Church manager Ian Long to Lye Meadow in the summer of 2015.

After his first campaign at step three in Premier Division Central in 2018/19, Bellis won the players’ player of the season award.

Along with several other players, he rejoined Long at Stourbridge ahead of the recently finished campaign and made 30 appearances for the Glassboys in 2019/20 ahead of lockdown.

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