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Heeley hopeful of attracting young talent

Worcester Editorial 19th Feb, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

MANAGER Carl Heeley is hoping his Worcester City side can use their ‘stepping stone’ reputation as a means to attract young talent to Aggborough.

The Blue and Whites hit the headlines this season with a string of stunning FA Cup, FA Trophy and Conference North performances, with several Football League scouts having attended their temporary home.

Defenders George Williams and Graham Hutchison have both since been snapped up by higher suitors Barnsley and FC Halifax Town respectively, while the likes of Sean Geddes and Ellis Deeney have also been touted for bigger things.

And, while Heeley said losing their key players is never ideal, he hopes other upcoming stars see the work the Blue and Whites have done in player progression and can reap the rewards.

“For any young lads who want to make the grade into the full-time game, and they are good enough to play in the Conference North, what has happened this season you would like to think Worcester City will be high on their agenda,” he said.

“The path to success has been proven this season and hopefully that will help us in our further recruitment of getting young lads to come and commit to us and use us a stepping stone to better things.”

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