October 24th, 2016

Striker Courtney Baker-Richardson to remain with Leamington

Updated: 9:56 am, Jun 27, 2016

STRIKER Courtney Baker-Richardson will remain with Leamington for the 2016/17 season after agreeing new terms with manager Paul Holleran.

The former Coventry City Academy player has become a firm fan’s favourite with the Brakes support after signing from Kettering Town back in February.

Baker-Richardson made it a debut to remember after bagging a brace which included a last-gasp victory at Hungerford Town, which proved to be the catalyst for what turned out to be a magnificant run towards promotion.

He also scored a injury-time equaliser at Redditch in the play off semi-final, and the opener in the final at Hungerford, and he will be looking to cement his place in the forward positions in the new season.

Baker-Richardson 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.

The young striker 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 last season.

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 substitute’s bench since returning to the squad he opted to make the switch to the Phillps 66 Community Stadium.

At the time of signing, manager Holleran 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.”