October 24th, 2016

Brakes boosted by the arrival of Courtney Baker-Richardson, insists Paul Holleran

Updated: 1:33 pm, Feb 11, 2016

BRAKES boss Paul Holleran believes Courtney Baker-Richardson will provide his side with more of an attacking edge after the former Sky Blues player moved to the New Windmill from fellow Premier Division side Kettering Town.

The 20-year-old came through the academy ranks at Coventry and went on to make his first team debut in a second round FA Cup tie against Hartlepool United in December 2013.

Baker Richardson spent some time on loan at Tamworth before being released in the summer of 2014.

He went on to play for Romulus, Nuneaton Town and Redditch United before moving the Kettering United at the beginning of the current campaign.

A promising start saw Baker-Richardson score several goals for the Poppies, including both in a win over Conference North side AFC Telford United in the FA Cup.

But a leg injury sustained in a league game at Stratford towards the end of October curtailed his progress and having been confined mainly to the substitutes bench since returning to the squad he has opted to make the switch to the Phillps 66 Community Stadium.

Holleran said he was pleased to have a new acquisition on board as the Brakes push for the top five.

He said: “Courtney’s pace will give us a different attacking option to those we already have. He’s an exciting young player, a local lad and we are looking forward to working with him.

“I’d also like to thank Kettering Town for allowing us get the deal done so quickly.”