9:10am Saturday 25th May 2013
By James Reece
JAMES Vincent, the Kidderminster Harriers midfielder, is mulling over a big move to the Scottish Premier League.
The 23-year-old appeared 41 times for Harriers in 2012-13 which triggered a clause in his contract to offer him a new one-year deal.
But Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who finished fourth last season under former England defender Terry Butcher, have been in talks with the former Stockport County player.
Harriers believe they can claim a compensation fee under the Bosman ruling for Vincent who has spent two campaigns at Aggborough and earned an England ‘C’ call-up.
Manager Steve Burr, who guided Kidderminster to the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off semi-finals last season, is keen to keep the energetic box-to-box operator.
He said: “Vinny is under the Bosman rule so, whatever happens, we would get some compensation but I don’t want to lose him.
“As a young lad, he has progressed each season with us and played a vital part.
“The lure of going somewhere else is sometimes hard for lads to turn down because of the financial implications involved but I’ll know more probably in the next week or so.” Harriers chairman Mark Serrell confirmed out-of-contract winger Marvin Johnson is thinking over the offer of a new deal.
The 22-year-old, who signed from Northern Premier League side Romulus, scored seven goals last season and Harriers would be entitled to a compensation fee if he moves on.
Kidderminster will play a friendly at Rushall Olympic on Saturday, August 3.
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