FAN FAVOURITE and City skipper Tyler Weir has rocked the Blue and Whites after he agreed a deal to join Hednesford Town.
The popular 29-year-old has signed for the Northern Premier League side after the Pitmen made a seven day request to speak to Weir following Saturday’s 8-0 demolition of Quorn.
Weir was suspended for the clash and following discussions with club bosses, City chiefs felt it was only right to the full-back talk to Hednesford about a move which will see him climb two divisions.
Speaking after the move was confirmed, Weir said: “I have loved my time at this club and it has been a very difficult decision to make.
“After having discussions I felt that at this point in my life this is an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
“I firstly want to thank the supporters for all the support they have given me and the club over the last few years.
“I want to say thanks to Lee Hughes but also a massive thank you to Snapper. He has helped me a lot over the last two years and I will be forever grateful to him.
“Lastly I want to say it has been an honour to have worn the blue and white strip and also this season the captains armband.”
Weir’s departure was dramatically revealed just hours after the Blue and Whites confirmed the arrival of winger Alex Tomkinson from league rivals Coventry Sphinx.
Tomkinson, previously of Barwell, is set to bring more experience and pace to the wide areas and could make his debut when City travel to Littleton in the Midlands Football League Cup tonight.
Joint bosses Lee Hughes and John Snape are set to blood a number of youngsters for the clash ahead of City’s trip to Boldmere St Michaels in the FA Vase on Saturday.
Speaking after Saturday’s victory, Snape said: “I hope we can blood some of the youngsters at Littleton because that’s the idea of the football club, we want local talent to come through.
Right-back Sam Yeomans and young striker Aaron Brett could also feature against Littleton while youngsters Kyonn Evans and Josh Harris-James are also expected to play some part in the clash.
City begin the Road to Wembley once again on Saturday with a visit to Boldmere with Snape urging his side to establish a cup run following their early exit in the FA Cup to Chasetown.
“Everybody is wanting a cup run, I think we were unlucky in the FA Cup because their goalkeeper has to be sent off in the second half of the first game and all of a sudden its a different game.
“We all want a good run in the Vase and we’ll be ready for Saturday.”