BROMSGROVE Sporting have failed in their bid to bring central midfielder Brad Birch from local rivals Worcester City.
After Liam Spink broke his leg in last Tuesday’s Birmingham FA Senior Cup tie against Nuneaton Town, Rouslers boss Paul Smith had submitted a number of seven-day approaches to find a potential replacement.
One of those was Blue and Whites’ midfield enforcer Birch.
City boss Lee Hughes waived the seven days to allow the former Westfields and Bromyard Town player time to speak with Smith.
However, Birch has decided to stay put.
“Worcester have been great in letting us speak to him so quick,” said Smith.
“Brad is a very good kid but Worcester came back with a fantastic deal which we cannot compete with.
“There are no hard feelings and I completely understand his decision to stay where he is.
“I wish Brad all the best but now its time to move forward with other options and hopefully we will have something over the line in the next few days.”