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City swoop for hotshot Reynolds

Rob George 15th Jun, 2017

PROLIFIC striker Dave Reynolds is the latest name to join new-look Worcester City as skipper Danny Jackman looks set to leave the club.

Reynolds, 28, joins the Blue & Whites from Malvern Town where he scored 53 goals in 46 games last season and scooped both the players’ player and supporters’ player of the year awards.

“I am delighted to sign for Worcester City FC, it’s a great club with fantastic support,” he said.

“I am looking forward to working alongside Lee Hughes and John Snape and hope I can score the goals to get Worcester back to where we belong.”

Delighted joint manager Snape said: “Dave is in his prime as a striker and sees the club as his future. He is looking forward to the challenge and cannot wait to play alongside Lee.”

Reynolds is among a host of players joining City for their Midland Premier League campaign but they look set to have to do without long-serving skipper Jackman.

The 34-year-old, who has made more than 100 appearances for City, was a player and caretaker assistant boss as the Blue and Whites narrowly failed to avoid relegation from National League North.

However the popular midfielder looks set to complete a move to Redditch United as player-coach as Reds boss Darren Byfield beefs up his coaching staff.

“I’m delighted to bring Danny to the club as player-coach because he comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge of players at this level and above and will bring a lot to us in both parts of his role,” said Byfield.

Left-back Jamie Smith has agreed to return to City following a loan spell at Droitwich Spa.

Smith made 35 appearances for the Saltmen last season, helping himself to four goals and 18 assists under the guidance of joint managers Wayne Oliver and Mark Owen.

Tricky winger James Baldwin has also committed to the Blue & Whites for the new season following spells with Lye Town, Westfields and Bishops Cleeve.

Fans’ favourite Shabir Khan could even make a return to City after agreeing to return for pre-season training.

Khan, a left back or centre back, needs no introduction to the City faithful having played more than 180 times for the club since 2004.

Snape said: “I am looking forward to working again with Shab. He brings a wealth of experience and could be instrumental for the coming season.”

Highly-rated goalkeeper Matt Gwynne has also penned a deal to join City from Westfields. The talented keeper began his career with Hereford United.

“Matty is regarded as one of the best keepers at this level and I am delighted he has agreed to sign for the club,” added Snape.

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