Halesowen Town have announced the signing of former Premier League striker Lee Hughes.

​It is the latest chapter in Hughes’ 24-year career, which began at Kidderminster Harriers after an earlier spell in West Bromwich Albion’s youth setup. His return to the Baggies in 1997 brought arguably the most notable spell of his career, as he scored 86 goals in 177 games.

That earned a £5 million (and one pound, to activate a release clause) move to Coventry City in 2001, shortly before the end of Gordon Strachan’s tenure at Highfield Road. Hughes returned to West Brom the following year and has had goalscoring spells since at the likes of Oldham Athletic and Notts County.

Now 41, he has been at Worcester City recently, working as a player / joint-manager to John Snape.

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