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FOOTBALL - Bromsgrove Sporting sign goalkeeper Price to replace outgoing stopper Taylor

Bromsgrove Editorial 4th Jun, 2024 Updated: 4th Jun, 2024   0

BROMSGROVE Sporting have signed goalkeeper Charlie Price to replace outgoing stopper Ollie Taylor.

Taylor passed the 100-game mark for Sporting last season and initially agreed to stay at the Victoria Ground at the end of last month.

However, Taylor has now decided he wants a new challenge and Rouslers boss Paul Smith acted quickly to snap up Price following his departure from Stourbridge.

Smith said: “Ollie has made me aware over the weekend that, although he had signed the contract offer to remain with us, he would now like to keep his options open.

“I have no problem with that but, ultimately, I only want players here that want to be here, and if Ollie is having doubts, I’m glad he has told me now.

“On the back of that, I withdrew the contract offer, and hold no ill feelings to Ollie at all. He has been brilliant for the club – I thank him for his efforts and wish him well going forward.

“On the back of Ollie’s departure, it was imperative that I worked quickly to secure a new number one. In my opinion, it’s the most important position, and one I wasn’t willing to wait on.

“Ollie’s shoes are big ones to fill, so I’m absolutely delighted to have been able to secure my first choice in big Charlie Price.

“He’s a fantastic goalkeeper, with a huge personality that will help the youngsters we are bringing in. He has been top drawer at this level for Stourbridge for a number of years.

“I’m a firm believer of everything happening for a reason and I think signing Charlie as our new number one is a big acquisition for us.”

Price added: “I met with the gaffer and it was brilliant to feel wanted. He explained the plan and it’s clear to see the size and potential of the club.

“I’ve had some fantastic times at Stourbridge and I hope to have the same here. The club is buzzing and I can’t wait to get started.”

Price made 191 appearances for Stourbridge during his six-year spell at the War Memorial Athletic Ground.

Taylor has made the move in the other direction and will play for Stourbridge next season.


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