Incoming: Lee Fowler
30-year-old midfielder Lee Fowler, a former Wales Under-21 international, could be the “missing link” in the middle of the park that many Harriers supported have felt the squad needs for some considerable time.
Something of a veteran at Conference level, he has featured for Scarborough, Burton Albion, Newport County, Forest Green, Kettering, Oxford United, Wrexham and Fleetwood where he was part of the promotion winning squad.
His early performances in pre-season suggest that he can be a combative type but is always looking for the ball, dropping deep to receive it from the defence and move it on to start an attack. When he gets into advanced positions he has proved that he knows where the net is with well-taken goals at Stourbridge and Telford, although over the rest of his career he hasn’t been that prolific with a strike rate of around one goal every 20-plus.
His move to Aggborough in June following his departure from Doncaster Rovers saw him sign a contract that should see him in a Harriers shirt until the summer of 2015.
On his arrival he said, “I have come here to win the league. I am a winner and I want to win games, even if it’s training or running up and down in a race in a car park. Kidderminster fell just a little bit short last season and with a few additions, because Steve already has a great team here, I can’t see why not. Teams are throwing money at it but if you haven’t got the players, you can throw as much money as you want into a team. If you have got the players and the team spirit you can win the league.”
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