It has been a quiet week of action off the pitch in the Vanarama National League North after what was a frantic week off it. As ever though the crazy world of football does continue to exist and with it comes news. Here we roundup all the news in the past week ahead of Saturday’s game in the FA Cup at Harrogate.
And it’s Harrogate Town where we start as they announced the signing of 18 year-old striker Reece Webb-Foster. The teen scored four goals in eight games on loan at Bradford Park Avenue last season before being loaned out to Vanarama National League side Guiseley this season. Webb-Foster has made his first Bradford appearance this season in a Checkatrade Trophy game against Stoke U23’s and it is expected that the youngster will go straight into the Harrogate squad for Saturday’s game against the Shaymen.
Elsewhere, Nuneaton have announced the signing of Tommy Wright as a player-coach. The move comes shortly after leaving Corby Town as a player-coach and the storied striker will add experience to a Nuneaton side having a disappointing season. The former Aberdeen, Leicester and Barnsley (amongst many others) player will take up the coaching of the youth under Kevin Wilson.
Off the pitch now as Telford have made a statement addressing concerns about a lack of finances at the club. The club maintain that “there is no winding up order against the club nor are we aware of one pending. Players and Off Field Staff were paid on time at end of September. Any other outstanding payroll will be paid over the coming days as usual.” But stress a need for off-the-pitch help to raise £25,000 by the end of October, “We need volunteers to assist with promoting Saturday’s game and then beyond that help co-ordinate an effort to generate support for the club and it’s fundraising activities.”
Finally, Worcester City have delayed their search to return to the city whilst the decision on planning permission is made for a ground at Perdiswell. The working party has looked at a range of sites but it is expected, for now, that Worcester will remain at Bromsgrove Sporting’s ground for the time being until a decision is made.
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