20th Jun, 2019

Hughes will give City a real spark, vows Heeley

Worcester Editorial 9th Sep, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City new-boy Lee Hughes has been praised by joint-manager Carl Heeley for ‘giving everyone a lift’ before their 0-0 draw at Stockport County.

The experienced striker, who has played more than 600 games in the Football League, made his debut in the stalemate at Edgeley Park last Saturday and put in a tireless performance.

“At 39 years of age, to run around like that was fantastic — there were five minutes left and we asked if he was alright and he said ‘yeah no problems at all’,” Heeley said.

“I wish I had felt like that at 39 because his work rate, his effort and know-how of the game was really, really important to us at Stockport. He gives everyone a lift, he is really infectious, he is bubbly and gives banter.”

Hughes joined from Ilkeston FC and can count West Brom, Coventry City, Oldham and Notts County on an impressive CV.

He will also be hoping to bag his first City goal at Aggborough against Curzon Ashton on Saturday (September 12) — a ground where he will be very much at home after bagging 73 goals in 152 games for Kidderminster Harriers.

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