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New arrivals are exciting says boss

Rob George 2nd Apr, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City joint boss Carl Heeley has welcomed the arrival of two new players ahead of a busy run-in for the Blue & Whites.

Heeley and joint boss Matt Gardiner swooped for striker Kyle Perry and winger Alun Webb before the loan deadline closed on Thursday.

Perry, a 30-year-old striker, came in from Hednesford Town while Webb is a former Wales under 18 winger who has joined from Midland League Premier Division side Loughborough University.

Heeley said the former Port Vale and Walsall man Perry would add to his side’s threat from set pieces.

“Kyle is a big, strong forward and the type of player that central defenders hate playing against,” he said.

“We spoke to Kyle in the summer, but it didn’t work out. We’re delighted to now have him until the end of the season. He will be a huge asset to the squad.”

Webb is a rapid, 22-year-old winger who has also had spells with Rushall Olympic and Grantham Town.

“Matt Gardiner went to see Loughborough play Hereford recently and was really impressed with Alun’s performance,” he said.

“Pace against tired legs in the National League North is a huge weapon, so we decided to sign Alun until the end of the season.

“Loughborough Uni has been a great avenue of talent and Alun will be most welcome.”

Goals from Deon Burton and Lee Hughes saved a point for City against Vanarama National League North leaders Solihull Moors on Saturday.

Moors went one up in the 13th minute through Andy Brown and then doubled the lead early in the second half.

City pulled one back almost instantly through Burton and Hughes secured a valuable point with a drilled volley as the game came to a close.

Heavy rain overnight on Easter Sunday meant City’s Easter Monday trip to Hednesford Town was postponed following a morning pitch inspection.

The game has been rearranged for Tuesday, April 12 (7.45pm), meaning City will play eight games in 28 days starting with the visit to North Ferriby United today (Saturday).

Heeley and Gardiner’s men will be looking to record an impressive league double over the promotion contenders following a Shaun Donnellan-inspired 2-0 victory at Aggborough at the end of January.

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