Brendan rejects ‘Church switch

ALVECHURCH boss Dean Holtham says he is happy with his goal-scoring options after Brendan Hicks turned down a move to Lye Meadow.

The Fairfield Villa hitman spoke the Churchmen’s manager last week but decided to stay at the Bromsgrove-based club.

Hickman had played for Feckenham and Redditch United’s reserves over the past few seasons and had only just moved to Villa.

Despite the setback, Alvechurch are not lacking in fire-power with Jazz Luckie and Omari Sterling James in good form.

With Jamie Spencer also available, Holtham is happy with his forward options.

He said: “Brendan decided to stay at Fairfield, he’s only just joined them.

“That’s fine, we’ve told him he we’ll keep an eye on him and see what happens.

“He was a young lad we were looking to bring in with next season in mind really.

“But I am very happy with the strikers we’ve got here in Omari, Jazz and Jamie.”

Meanwhile, Holtham has been relaxed about more fixture disruption caused by heavy snow at the weekend.

Last week’s Birmingham Senior Cup clash at Hednesford Town was postponed and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 5.

Saturday’s Midland Alliance clash at Coleshill was also off, while tonight’s trip to Causeway United has also been postponed because of below zero temperatures.

Alvechurch go to Coventry Sphinx on Saturday (3pm ko) and are set for a testing trip to Gornal Athletic on Tuesday night (7.45pm ko).

Holtham said: “There’s very little we can do about the weather, we just have to get on with it.

“The snow is a disruption but luckily most of lads can train at Moseley Rugby Club or others places like that we have booked in.”

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