Amari Morgan-Smith re-signs for Harriers from Alfreton Town…
By Matty Paddock - 25/06/2020
Posted 2 weeks ago
Harriers are delighted to have added further to their squad with the key signing of striker Amari Morgan-Smith.
Amari returns to the club for a second spell, joining us from Alfreton Town having previously played here between 2013 and 2014.
A big, physical presence up front, the 31-year-old bagged 19 goals in all competitions last season and was high on the list of targets for boss Russ Penn.
The experienced marksman lists Macclesfield, Oldham and York City among his previous clubs, while he also bagged 12 goals in a Harriers shirt in his first time at Aggborough.
Harriers have paid a nominal fee to secure Amari’s signature, which will remain undisclosed at Alfreton’s request. Due to the current climate, the fee has personally been met by the Harriers’ owners to ensure there is no direct impact on club finances.
CEO Neil Male explained:
“We want to back Russ in recruiting the type of player that he feels will bring success to the club, but this has to be done carefully.
Paying a transfer fee personally, for Richard and myself, is an exception rather than the rule as it is important that the club generates money and spends it sustainably but, again, we felt this was an important time to back our Manager.”
The Club launched its Boost the Budget campaign on Monday with the aim of providing the Manager with further resources. Neil added that, going forward, this would be the only way to make signings in this fashion, and urged all fans who can, to do their bit.
“We have set budgets in place for the season but Boost the Budget will be the way to give Russ that bit extra to work with going forward,” he said.
“We’ve already seen a fantastic response from fans who are getting involved. The more who are able to do so, the more we can strengthen the team. We’re having to be innovative and find a number of ways to generate revenues, and this is a real win-win.”
Amari re-joins Harriers on a one-year contract, subject to FA confirmation.
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