JOINT-boss John Snape is confident Worcester City can retain the services of Alex Tomkinson in spite of an approach from an unnamed Midland Football League title rival.

City has informed winger Tomkinson of the bid with Snape reporting positive feedback from his September signing from Coventry Sphinx.

When Bromsgrove Sporting tried to lure away skipper Brad Birch in November, City opted to waive the standard seven-day notice period required for clubs to issue to their counterparts before speaking to non-contract players.

But this time Snape has chosen not to afford the mystery adversary that luxury.

“The club has decided not to waive the notice period,” said Snape.

“We had an approach so I decided to speak to Alex and be up front with him and the feedback was that he wants to stay at the club until the end of the season.”

Tomkinson, who attracted interest from Leicester City and Sheffield United while with Barwell, debuted in the 2-0 League Cup defeat at Littleton having been snapped up from Sphinx.

Since then the left-sided attacking option has played 16 times for City, scoring five times. He has started City’s past four games.

  • Worcester City’s under-18s moved up to third in Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division South by beating their Redditch United counterparts 6-2 on Monday.

City had to fight back from two goals down but still led 3-2 at half-time before running out comfortable victors at Five Acres, home of Littleton.

  • Bromsgrove Sporting's trip to Lye Town, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed.