Worcester City have confirmed that West Bromwich Albion and Coventry City striker Lee Hughes has left the club.
Hughes joined the club in September 2015 on a non-contract basis, following a short spell with Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club Ilkeston.
His time with Worcester began well, with the striker scoring nineteen goals in his twenty nine appearances in his first season with the club.
Hughes, who has fourteen goals to his name this season, declared his interest in the vacant manager’s role this week, following the exit of long-serving boss Carl Heeley.
Speaking to BBC Hereford & Worcester he said “I just love scoring goals.
“But I’d be up for it. I’ve spoken to the board about it, outlined my ideas to them and we’ll see what they think.
“I’ve played with some top quality managers and I’ve learnt a lot from them,” said Hughes, pictured right during his time with Kidderminster Harriers.
“I had six or seven in two years at Notts County. I’m well used to managers coming and going. You just have to get on with it.”
Thursday afternoon brought the announcement that John Snape will take charge of the club on an interim basis, assisted by Danny Jackman.
Then hours later Hughes’ exit was confirmed, with AFC Telford United credited with an interest in acquiring his services.
A statement on the Worcester City website read “Lee Hughes has today left the Club, with a view to signing elsewhere. Interest in Lee has been shown by AFC Telford United and one other club.
We would like to thank Lee for all of his efforts whilst in a City shirt and we wish him all the best for the future.”
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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