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Amari: I’ll prove Silkmen wrong
STRIKER Amari Morgan-Smith is determined to show Macclesfield what they’re missing and help Harriers’ play-off hopes by getting amongst the goals.
The 23-year-old hitman bolstered the Aggborough outfit’s forward options last week when he joined on a month’s loan from the Silkmen on the final day of the transfer window.
That deal has an option to be extended if the Wolverhampton-born forward finds the form which once made him one of the Blue Square Bet Premier’s hottest properties.
Starting out as a trainee at Stockport, he was spotted by Luton Town boss Richard Money and signed in September 2010.
He scored 14 goals in 37 league appearances and Kidderminster supporters may recall his powerful display which set-up Robbie Willmott’s brace as the Hatters won 2-1 at Harriers 13 months later.
His progress at Kenilworth Road was stalled by a persistent hamstring injury and he moved onto Moss Rose last summer.
Even then, his chance to kick-start his burgeoning professional career was hampered by former Harriers hitman Matthew Barnes-Homer, whose excellent form has kept him out of the starting line-up.
He said: “It has been a bit frustrating at Macclesfield because I’ve not been playing as much as I like.
“There were a few clubs who were interested in me but when I knew Harriers wanted to take me I was very happy.
“I know Steve Burr well and the travelling would also be a lot easier from Wolverhampton.
“If the manager picks me then I want to do my best for Harriers and hopefully get some goals.
“A couple of the lads at the club told me Harriers are just quietly getting on with their business and pushing for promotion, so I hope I can help them either win the league or go up through the play-offs.”
Morgan-Smith is also fit and raring to go if picked for Saturday’s home clash against Cambridge United (3pm ko).
He could be coming up against the man who gave him his chance at Luton in the shape of U’s manager Money, who has steadily guided them up the table.
“Richard Money said he’d been tracking me for some time and took a chance on me,” added the forward. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Luton, there was a lot of pressure but I liked that and the fans really got behind the team when it was doing well.
“There was a lot of pressure there to get promoted and I hope I can use that experience during my time at Harriers.”