WORCESTER City skipper Brad Birch looks set to stay at the Blue and Whites after local rivals Bromsgrove Sporting failed in their bid for the central midfielder.
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 John Snape waived the seven days to allow the former Westfields and Bromyard Town player time to speak with Smith.
Speaking to our sister paper, the Bromsgrove Standard, Smith claimed Birch had 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.