Harriers make a major signing with the addition of winger…
By Matty Paddock - 20/10/2019
Posted 2 years ago
Harriers have landed a key signing with the acquisition of exciting winger Ashley Hemmings.
Comfortable out wide or up top, the 28-year-old arrives having most recently been playing for our league rivals, Altrincham, on loan from Fylde.
His impressive performances for the Robins have caught the eye, with Harriers swooping to sign Hemmings, his parent club recalling him to allow his move to Aggborough.
Having progressed through the Wolves academy, Hemmings has clocked up just eight shy of 200 Football League appearances with the likes of Walsall, Dagenham & Redbridge and Mansfield Town.
He has excelled at non-league level, too, a Player of the Year showing at Boston two seasons ago seeing him finish as the Pilgrims’ top scorer, with a move to Fylde, via Salford, then following.
Hemmings a player that Harriers manager John Pemberton has been chasing for some time, and the boss revealed his delight at getting his man on an 18-month deal.
Pemberton said: “I’m delighted to have that over the line, he’s a player that I’ve admired for a while – I think he’ll be an asset to us.
“I want to add more goals into our team – and hopefully, he will create and score.” John Pemberton
“When we played Altrincham earlier in the season, I know our supporters were talking about him because he played well.
“He’s a ball carrier, he has good technique – I want to add more goals into our team – and hopefully, he will create and score.
“I want to bring in better players with experience at this level, and he certainly fits that bill.”
This key signing is the first addition secured by the club’s new owners – it is hoped that more new faces will follow in the coming weeks to give the playing squad a further boost.
Hemmings will make his Harriers debut, if selected, against Farsley Celtic at Aggborough on Tuesday night, a 7:45pm kick off.
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