Brain will stay at Sporting - Smith - The Droitwich Standard

Brain will stay at Sporting - Smith

Droitwich Editorial 26th Mar, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

BROMSGROVE Sporting manager Paul Smith has dismissed reports linking striker Sean Brain with a move to local rivals Redditch United.

The 19-year-old, who has netted 13 goals this season, is understood to have attracted interest from the Southern League Premier Division outfit.

But Smith insisted Brain, who is dual registered with Stratford Town, would remain at the Victoria Ground until the end of the campaign and revealed he was interested in retaining his services for next season.

“Sean is not going anywhere and that’s the bottom line,” Smith said. “There was talk of him potentially going training with Redditch.

“But the issue you have got is that he has got a parent club in Stratford who don’t want give up his registration.

“They won’t be waving any seven days for him to go to Redditch and likewise I have got no interest in him going anywhere, so he will be with us for the remainder of this season and in the summer we will be working hard to keep him for next year.”

Bromsgrove have also been boosted by the signing of Josh McKenzie who scored twice in their victory over Stafford Town last Tuesday, while Smith revealed he was closing in on snapping up Robbie Freeman.

“With the big loss of Ryan Mahon, Robbie will hopefully go someway to filling his boots for the remainder of this year and be pushing to start games next year,” he added.

“He has been away travelling for the past 12 months, but he is back now, so I will be really pleased to get hold of him.”

With Bromsgrove facing an uphill task to secure promotion this season, Smith admitted his players have now set their sights on winning the Les James Challenge Cup.

The Rouslers travel to Coventry Copeswood tomorrow (Saturday) in the semi-final, with Simon Fitter, Sam Wills, Danny Morris and Joszef Jakab all set to return for the encounter.

“Apart from the FA Cup and FA Vase, the Les James is the biggest cup competition we can play in,” Smith said. “We have done well as we have played some good sides to get where we are now and we have got a tremendous opportunity to get to the Bescot Stadium in the last game of the season.

“It is a massive game for us and it is one we have got to throw everything at.”

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