Grimes confident in City ability

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ON-LOAN centre-half Jamie Grimes reckons he has seen enough quality at Worcester City for them to avoid the drop in Skrill North.

The 23-year-old made his debut in last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Histon after joining for a month from Kidderminster Harriers.

Although he has only played 90 minutes, Grimes has been impressed with his new colleagues at the Blue and Whites.

Today they host Colwyn Bay (3pm) at Aggborough looking to add another three points to their tally in the quest for survival in Skrill North.

Grimes said: “We scrapped at Histon and when you’re down there that’s what you’ve got to do first and foremost.

“From the finishes and some of the play we could have had more goals so we’ve got the players in there to stay up comfortably, I believe. It’s just taking each game as it comes.

“They have been struggling for results recently but it was a great win and hopefully we can build from it. I thought we looked strong against a young side and we used our physicality well.”

Grimes, who has made nine appearances for Harriers, was drafted in by City manager Carl Heeley before their Aggborough tenants sacked Steve Burr and replaced him with Andy Thorn.

The towering defender admits the news of Burr’s departure came as a shock but hopes his time at Worcester will stand him in good stead when he returns to his parent club.

He said: “Unfortuantely I’ve not been playing at Kidderminster but it will be good to come into a battle each week and get my fitness from there.

“Steve took me from Bedford last year and gave me a chance at full-time football in the Conference Premier. I thought I did well when I played but unfortunately it’s a new regime now and new manager to impress.”

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