Paul Holleran has moved to bolster his attacking options ahead of the busy end to the season with the capture of Courtney Baker Richardson from fellow Premier Division side Kettering Town. 

 

 

The 20 year old Coventry born striker came through the youth system at his home town club and made his debut for the Sky Blues in an FA Cup 2nd Round tie at Hartlepool United in December 2013. He also spent time on loan at Tamworth in the 2013-14. After being released at the end of that season he started the following campaign at Romulus, his performances and goalscoring bringing him to the attention of Nuneaton Town, where he spent a brief spell before joining Redditch United. 

 

A promising start to this season saw Courtney score several goals for the Poppies including both in a win over Conference North side AFC Telford United in the FA Cup, but a leg injury sustained in a league game at Stratford towards the end of October curtailed his progress, and having been confined mainly to the substitutes bench since returning to the squad he has opted to make the switch to the Phillps 66 Community Stadium to help breathe new life into our push for the top five. 

 

Courtney Baker Richardson

 

Holleran was pleased to have his new acquisition on board, saying 'Courtney's pace will give us a different attacking option to those we already have. He's an exciting young player, a local lad and we are looking forward to working with him. I'd also like to thank Kettering Town for allowing us get the deal done so quickly.' Subject to the relevant paperwork being finalised by the Southern League on Friday morning, Courtney will hopefully be available for the trip to Weymouth this Saturday. Intriguingly our following fixture after that one throws up a swift return to his former club as we travel to Kettering next Tuesday evening.