MANAGER Bren Kelly insists Bromsgrove hero Jason Cowley "will be every bit a Sporting player" when play resumes despite a loan move to full-time Kidderminster Harriers.

The 25-year-old striker, who bagged a whopping 107 goals in 127 appearances for the Rouslers before moving to League Two Stevenage, returned to the Victoria Ground in October.

Prior to that he had spent time on loan with Solihull Moors in the National League and had been due to play in non-league's top flight again having signed for Macclesfield Town before they went bust.

That promoted a return to Bromsgrove on contract terms but a disrupted season and ongoing hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has seen him move across Worcestershire for a month.

Kelly said: “Jason has only played approximately 10 games in the past 12 months, and with our division currently not playing it’s a chance for him to do what he loves to do, which is playing football.

“We are still his parent club and, should we get back playing, he will be every bit a Sporting player.”

Harriers boss Russ Penn said: “I’m grateful to the board who have again backed us to strengthen the squad at a time when it is needed.

“We’re pleased to have Jason with us for a month – he’s not had a lot of chances to play lately so this is a move that suits everybody.”