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Friday, August 09, 2013

Bulls Sign Striker Harris?

Jake Harris Being Watched By Westfields' Craig Jones
The Bulls are reported to have signed striker Jake Harris, and immediately loaned him out to Paulton Rovers.

Paulton's official site reports:

Paulton Rovers manager Nick Bunyard has completed a transfer coup by signing Hereford United striker Jake Harris on a 3 month loan deal. 

Bunyard beat off competition from Weston Supermare and league rivals Tiverton Town to complete the signature. 

Harris will be in the squad for Saturdays friendly against Dorchester.
Bunyard said "We are delighted to get Jake onboard as he's an out and out goal scorer with a proven track record at Conference level. 

He's had bad injury problems whilst at Newport but has put those behind him so now needs a run of games and we can offer him that. 

He'll continue to train full time with Hereford but play for us. I spoke with Martin Foyle at Hereford and he has high hopes for Jake but feels he needs a run of games having missed a large part of last season through injury. 

I watched Jake play 90 minutes against Taunton on Tuesday and as well as looking sharp he scored a fantastic goal so I've high hopes for the impact he can have for us. 

The squad has pretty much taken shape now and we are pretty happy with it. It's going to be an incredibly tough league this year, so it's imperative we have strength in depth and a squad that is pulling in the same direction. 

It's going to be a challenge to keep everybody happy but if we are to achieve anything this year it will be a squad effort not just the 11 starting on any given day''.

Harris, 22, started only one game in two seasons with Newport, playing and scoring for the Bulls in the HFA match at Westfields before trialling for Weston Super Mare last weekend.

Update: After the Weston friendly against Forest Green Rovers the local press reported:

Harris was unlucky not to score in the dying minutes as he scuffed a shot only yards from goal, leaving Russell to palm the ball to safety.