3rd Apr, 2020

McFarlane "good fit" for the Brakes, says Holleran

Ben Tyler 9th Jan, 2020

BRAKES manager Paul Holleran is hopeful that new-boy Kyle McFarlane can hit a vein of form while at the club following the signing of the former Birmingham City and York City striker.

The 23-year-old, who came through the ranks at Blues’ under-23s and was involved in a number of matchday squads for the first team, has since appeared for league rivals York City and Southern League Premier Central side Stratford Town following his release in 2019.

With Colby Bishop, and more recently Josh March, earning themselves moves to Football League outfits in the past six months – McFarlane will no doubt be buoyed by the prospect of following in their footsteps.

While the striker has endured a number of problems with his knee in the past 12 months, Holleran is willing to help salvage McFarlane’s career.

“I’ve seen Kyle play many times over the years,” he said.

“He was always very effective and always scored goals.

“He’s had a tough six-to-eight months with an injury and found it tough to break into the York team, but he’s a local boy and has a great appetite for football which we feel is a good fit at the moment.

“He’s come in, we’ll have a good look at each other and fingers crossed he’ll do well for us.”

McFarlane will be immediately available for selection, with Leamington next in action on Saturday away to Isthmian League Premier Division side Kingstonian in the FA Trophy second round.

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