20th Oct, 2018

New signings provide Rouslers with clinical edge

Bromsgrove Editorial 10th Oct, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

MANAGER Paul Smith believes the calibre of players he has snapped up in recent weeks shows how far Bromsgrove Sporting have come.

Since Liam Spink arrived at the club from Redditch United last month, the Rouslers have signed Tividale goalkeeper Chris Jay and potent strikers Connor Collins and Ricardo Richards.

And Smith said all four have made a big impact as Sporting have bounced back from their 5-1 defeat to Leicester Road to edge Atherstone Town 2-1 and beat Dudley Sports 3-1 in the FA Vase.

“They are all players which I have been after for a while and now we have got them they have only increased the quality of our squad,” he said.

“In the first half a dozen games of the season, we were missing glaring chances. But when you have got the likes of Connor Collins we are converting them as he has scored two in two games.

“He is where we need to be striker-wise and Ricardo Richards can hopefully offer something similar and put pressure on the likes of Sean Brains, Sam Wills and Josh McKenzie.

“So if good players are available I will look to get them in.

“To attract players like Chris Jay, Liam Spink, Connor Collins and Ricardo Richards just shows how far the club has come as they are good enough to play for teams in levels higher.

“But because of what I am building and what we are trying to achieve at the club, they have chosen to come here.”

Bromsgrove now look set to bolster their ranks further with the re-signing of left back Jack Wilson.

The 24-year-old left the Rouslers in the summer and joined Lichfield City along with Danny Morris. But Smith is poised to bring him back to the Victoria Ground and the Bromsgrove boss said he could feature against Pershore Town tomorrow (Saturday).

“Jack was tempted away from the club with a very good offer,” Smith added.

“But he has not quite enjoyed himself over the there, so he has been in touch and I am hoping to push that through in time for Saturday.”

Sporting’s Midland Football League Division One clash against Pershore Town has also been chosen as part of Non League Day which aims to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

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