Lolley tipped for Town success

Michael Gash celebrates his goal against Peterborough.

New Terrier: Joe Lolley

First published in Harriers

HARRIERS striker Michael Gash has tipped Joe Lolley to take the Championship.

The 21-year-old completed his move to Championship side Huddersfield Town yesterday for an initial fee thought to be in the region of £250,000.

It is rumoured the whole package with add ons could be worth up to half a million pounds for Kidderminster.

It marks an incredible rise for the Redditch-born striker, who scored 88 goals in 83 games for Midland Combination Premier side Littleton.

He joined Harriers in the summer but his stunning performances and 11 goals have made him one of the hottest properties in the Skrill Premier.

Gash, who scored in Tuesday's brilliant FA Cup win over Peterborough United, believes he can emulate the success of Jamie Vardy and Steve Morrison.

"He's up there. He's a young lad who have come from a very low division to Harriers on trial.

"I believe he can go to the very top but coming out of the Conference I would put him up there with Jamie Vardy and Steve Morrison.

"There are a lot of Conference players who move into the Football League but he's up there with those two."

Lolley produced the farewell, scoring a dramatic winner to send the club into the FA Cup fourth round for the first time in 20 years.

Chairman Mark Serrell has confirmed that while the Club are to receive an initial six-figure sum for Lolley, the structure of the deal to take the player to Huddersfield is a more long-term one.

He said “I think I made it quite clear recently that Kidderminster Harriers was not in a position where it needed to sell any player so this isn’t about us simply gaining a large sum of money very quickly.

“Joe has been kept informed of where we’ve been in respect of dealings with clubs and he has been made a terrific offer from Huddersfield to go and play football in the Championship.

"He's performed fantastically on the pitch during all of this - not least last night - but his heart is set on what is something of a dream move for him and I don’t think anybody would want to see him denied that.

Ads by Google “So the two clubs have established a deal to make that happen and, as it our belief that this will not be Joe’s last big move in football, we’ve worked to ensure that Kidderminster Harriers is looked after in the future.”

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