Harriers boss keen on ringing Bell again

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KIDDERMINSTER Harriers boss Gary Whild is keen for Birmingham City's gifted wideman Amari'i Bell to return to Aggborough.

The manager has revealed the club have had positive talks about bringing the 20-year-old back on loan.

Whild sees Bell as the ideal man to fill the left-back position made vacant my Mickey Demetriou's move to Shrewsbury.

Bell, who is a product of City's youth academy, had a successful youth loan spell at Harriers at the end of last season.

He made eight starts and two substitute appearances, scoring goals against Cambridge United and Hyde.

Bell played in more advanced roles for the Reds but made his first start at left-back against Salisbury where he produced a solid display.

With Birmingham boss Lee Clark signing Jonathan Grounds from Oldham and have David Murphy in the position they are keen to send the Burton born player out on loan to continue his development.

The Kidderminster boss is wants to find a right-back after Lee Vaughan moved to Cheltenham.

Whild said: "Amari is someone we like a lot, his first position is left-back and I think in that small spell at the club we saw what he was capable of.

"Talks have been very good and I believe Amari would be happy to return but at this stage nothing has been agreed.

"It's quiet at the moment but we are working hard to fill the left and right-back positions.

"We've already done a lot of good work with the players we've brought in."

Harriers also have a relationship with Blues with Whild knowing Clark's assistant Richard Beale, who was formerly academy manager at the Championship club and also worked at Leamington.

Birmingham come to Hoo Road for a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 26.

"Birmingham aren't a team we've played much so hopefully it's a game both sets of fans will come out to watch," added Whild.

Fans looking for a venue to watch England's World Cup clash against Uruguay tonight (8pm ko) should look no further than the Harriers Arms and Aggborough Suite.

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