INTERNATIONAL clearance is standing in the way of striker Pa Sulay Njie making his Worcester City debut at Nuneaton Town tomorrow (3pm).

The Gambia international joined City earlier this week and caretaker boss John Snape said he would give his side an “injection of pace” up front.

But the 24-year-old, who played for Nuneaton between 2007 and 2010, is likely to be unavailable to face his former club.

“He is registered, but we are still waiting for his international clearance to come through,” Snape said.

Slough-born Nji, who had a spell at Stoke City and Shrewsbury Town, has been playing for Gambian side Real de Banjul.

“Pa Sulay has been training with the squad for a couple of weeks and has impressed us,” Snape continued.

“He will give us an injection of pace in the forward area and help us score more goals.”

Snape says he is continuing to look at Burton Albion forward Cameron Steele who has training with the first team along with City youngsters Edwyn Davies, Callum Harper, Bailey Fuller, Sam Yeomans, Bailey Beddows and Ben Tilbury.

Winger Matt Birley has returned to Halesowen Town after filling a spot on the bench in City’s 2-2 with Darlington last Saturday.

“Matt signed for us in pre-season and has been at Halesowen,” Snape explained.

“He will keep in touch, but has work commitments that may lead to him not being able to play as much as he wants to.”