Two More New Glassboys

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Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club Stourbridge have confirmed another two new signings in the form of central defender Liam Slade and midfielder Kennedy Digie.

Lade, who was born in Stourbridge and will be 22 in May, joins from league rivals Halesowen Town for whom he played in central defence during the 1-0 win at the Grove just under two weeks ago.

He started his career in the youth ranks at Burton Albion, making two appearances in the Football League, before loan spells at Redditch United, AFC Telford United and Brackley Town.

He transferred to North Ferriby United in August 2016 and made four appearances for the Humbersiders and then joined Sutton Coldfield Town before moving to the Grove in January this year.

With continued injuries depriving Gary Hackett of Jack Duggan, Stuart Pierpoint, Richard Sho-Silva and then Chris Knight during the pre-match warm-up at Workington AFC on Saturday, Slade will provide some much-needed reinforcement in the defensive ranks.

Meanwhile, injuries have also bitten elsewhere, with Matt Dodd, Chris Lait and Kayelden Brown all struggling for fitness, and Jake Heath having departed for Stafford Rangers, and the arrival of 20-year-old Digie (below) on loan from Vanarama National League North neighbours Kidderminster Harriers will be equally welcome.

Digie graduated from the academy ranks at Harriers, signing professional terms with the Aggborough outfit in late 2014.

He spent much of last season on loan to Hednesford Town in the National League North, making over forty appearances, and has this season had further loan spells at both Halesowen and Worcester City.

Whilst with the Yeltz he appeared against the Glassboys in the 2-2 draw at the War Memorial Ground in September, and more recently he made six appearances for Worcester in National League North during January and February.

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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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