Paul Holleran has made his first movements in the transfer market in the New Year by bringing young striker Kyle McFarlane to Leamington.

The 23-year-old was highly rated while at Birmingham City, top scoring for their U23 side under former Brakes player Richard Beale before surprisingly being released last summer along with Leamington’s most recent arrival Josh Martin. He spent several months on the sidelines having suffered a knee injury before leaving Blues, and he then signed for York City.

He has most recently been getting game time at Leamington’s near-neighbours Stratford Town and has also been on the scoresheet, scoring four times in six games.

“I’ve seen Kyle play many times over the years,” said the Leamington manager. “He was always very effective and always scored goals.”

“He’s had a tough six-to-eight months with an injury and found it tough to break into the York team, but he’s a local boy and has a great appetite for football, which we feel is a good fit at the moment. He’s come in, we’ll have a good look at each other and fingers crossed, he’ll do well for us.”


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