MEDLEY JOINS KIDDERMINSTER, CAIN JOINS TAMWORTH
SQUAD & BACKROOM ADDITIONS
Wednesday Jun 22, 2011
Tamworth official site
The ink did not get chance to dry in the office on Wednesday as three more players put pen onto paper signing contracts for the Lambs.
The final player to sign on the day was ASHLEY CAIN, a 20 year old midfielder who was on the books of Mansfield Town last season Ashley was previously english athletics number one in the 100 and 200 metres signed a oneseason contract with the club holding another years option.
Kidderminster sign ex-Mansfield striker Luke Medley
bbc.co.uk, 21 Jun 2011
Kidderminster Harriers have signed former Mansfield Town striker Luke Medley on a one-year contract.
Medley, 21, made an impression at Aggborough playing for the Stags last season, scored one goal and creating another after coming off the bench.
"It was my first goal for Mansfield and I did like playing at this ground as there's a good atmosphere," he said.
"They were pushing for the play-offs last season so hopefully we can do the same if not better this season."
Medley has league experience from time spent at Bradford City and Brentford, while he also played for Cambridge City and Woking.
Midway through last season went on loan to League Two side Aldershot, before returning to round off the campaign at Field Mill.
He was subsequently released when Paul Cox took over as manager at Field Mill and joins the Harriers as a free agent
Steve Burr lands Mansfields Medley
By Harry Taylor, 21-06-2011
Former Mansfield hitman Luke Medley became the second Harriers signing in as many days as the 22 year old striker signed a one-year deal with the Aggborough side.
Last season he scored six goals for Mansfield as they finished mid-table and also spent a short time on loan at Aldershot Town, but failed to find the net there. Whilst those statistics indicate that he is hardly a prolific striker, Harriers fans will recall his substitute appearance for Mansfield at Aggborough last year, helping 'The Stags' come back from 1-0 down at half time to win 3-1.
Cause for concern should be had though, last season in a local newspaper the former Mansfield boss, Duncan Russell, described Medley as 'not training hard enough' and that he 'upset other players'. Interesting comments but a manager like Steve Burr wouldn't stand for such from a player and in an interview with the Harriers Official website he expressed a willingness to 'settle down' at the club so perhaps Mansfield had got him all wrong.
His signing now takes the number of strikers at the club to three with Marc Williams and Jamille Matt already having signed on for next season. No news about the top-scorer last season, Chris McPhee, and this signing may indicate now that he won't re-sign. Only time will tell.
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