FANS’ favourite Tyler Weir has pledged his future to Worcester City, despite their demotion to the Midland League Premier Division.
The 26-year-old full-back was honoured by the City faithful last season as Player of the Season but was expected to join the exodus of players following their relegation from the National League North.
The Ledbury-based player was linked with a move back to former side Hereford especially after he tweeted he had ‘unfinished business’ with the side he served from 2009 to 2012.
But City joint-managers John Snape and Lee Hughes have continued their impressive summer of acquisitions with the signature of the hard-working defender.
A delighted Hughes said: “Tyler is a great all-round footballer and a great person to have around the club.
“He is going to be an asset to the club and will play a massive part in what we want to achieve next season. I cannot wait to start working again with Tyler.”
Weir said he was ‘buzzing’ to be staying with the Blue and Whites.
“There has been a lot of interest this summer but I am happy to still be at Worcester City FC, I want this club to be back where we should be,” he said.
Weir is the only current City star to have taken to the field at the club’s former St George’s Lane home and made 39 appearances last season in all competitions.
Since joining in 2012, Weir has proven to be an integral part of the side and the new deal will see the 26-year-old mark five years with City in a spell interrupted by a season at Gloucester City.
“I can’t wait for the football to start now. There’s a big season ahead, let’s see what we can do,” he added.
Weir is one of a dozen players who have now committed to City’s bid to climb back through the divisions including former Malvern Town frontman Dave Reynolds and former City aces Matt Birley and James Smith.
City chiefs will continue to look at players ahead of the new campaign and Snape and Hughes hosted trials at the University of Worcester last Saturday.
- Football secretary Joe Murphy has left City to join AFC Telford United. He will be replaced by Kevin Preece, the club’s safety officer and sponsorship chief.
A club statement said: “Kevin has been a life-long City fan and is keen to progress his career in local football, he will be a welcome addition to the management team.”