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31st January 2003 20:13

www.harriers.co.uk, 31 Jan 2003
HARRIERS Boss Ian Britton has begun the task of strengthening his squad with the acquisition of a defender who could make his debut at Lincoln this weekend.
Harriers have snapped up 22-year old Dion Scott on a non-contract basis after being released by Second Division Mansfield Town earlier this month.
The Birmingham born defender began his career as a trainee at Walsall where he captained the youth team before moving up to the reserve side.
After a three-month loan stint at Conference champions Boston United last season, Scott joined Mansfield Town on a free transfer in the summer. However a shoulder injury halted his progress at Field Mill and he was released from his contract by new Stags boss Keith Curle in a cost cutting exercise.
Since that time he has been training with Harriers and has impressed sufficiently for Britton to take the defender on board on a non-contract basis.
Speaking exclusively to the Harriers Official website, Britton said:
“Dion has had a bad time through injury this season but hopefully that is now behind him. He has done very well in training, he's big, strong and very mobile. We can't afford to put him on a permanent contract but it gives him a chance to impress and for us to have a closer look at him.”


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