ALVECHURCH has announced the signing of Worcester City captain Aaron Birch.

The midfielder, one of three skippers named by City boss Ashley Vincent during pre-season, has donned tghe armband in each of his 12 starts for the club.

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One of Worcester's standout performers so far, the news will be a blow ahead of tomorrow's trip to South Normanton Athletic (Saturday, 3pm). 

It represents a two-tier jump for the former Hereford and Sutton Coldfield Town man. 

City have this morning confirmed the move and that frontrunner Tyreece Ruddock will be joining league leaders Heather St John's. 

Church have also announced the signing of ex-Evesham United skipper Linden Dovey who had been at Stratford Town.