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Sterling-James Steps Back Into Football League

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Vanarama National League club Solihull Moors have lost frontman Omari Sterling-James to Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town.

The talented 23-year-old joins the Stags following an exceptional individual campaign with the Moors.

Sterling-James was part of the Birmingham City academy but was released in the summer of 2012.

He resurrected his career with a spell at Midland League Premier Division outfit Alvechurch before moving for a successful season at Redditch United in the Southern Premier Division.

It was there that he was spotted by Cheltenham Town and after a trial at Whaddon Road he signed a contract that saw him stay until the end of the 2015/16 season.

He made twenty-two appearances for the Robins after his debut against Portsmouth. However, in December the club advised him that the contract would not be renewed further and a spell on loan at Oxford City and then Gloucester City followed before he joined Solihull in July 2016.

He made twenty-nine appearances last season, scored 9 goals and had six assists.

That earned him a call-up for the St Kitts & Nevis national side at the beginning of this month and he made his international debut in a friendly against Armenia.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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