TOUGH-tackling midfielder Harry Stratford is the latest player to make the move to Worcester Raiders as the feel-good factor continues at Sixways. 

Stratford, 20, who hails from Worcester, came through Kidderminster Harriers' successful academy system and made his first team debut against Atherstone Town in September 2018.

Appearing in pre-season games against Aston Villa and Birmingham City last year, the midfield general is an excellent addition to the Raiders squad as they look to build on their recent impressive run of form.

Dismantling Shortwood United 7-0 on Saturday, Raiders defeated Stratford FC at Sixways last Tuesday to go within a point of top spot.

"We are delighted to welcome Harry to Sixways and he's a great addition to the squad as we attack both the league and cup," said Worcester joint manager Mark Owen.

"He's a top lad with a fantastic attitude and we can't wait to see him in action."

Raiders welcome Littleton FC to Sixways this Saturday in the Worcestershire Senior Cup (kick-off 3pm).

Stratford's signing follows last week's landing of goalkeeper Ryan Young from Studley.

The talented shot-stopper, 26, spent four seasons with Studley following a stint with Redditch Borough.

Mark Owen said: "I've been aware of Ryan's ability, having watched him several times including when he came up against us for Studley a few weeks ago.

"After speaking with him and understanding that a couple of clubs from step five were interested in his services, we were delighted when he agreed to join us.

"I would like to thank Studley's management team for allowing Ryan to be available for us this weekend.

"This signing finishes off a very busy few days of new additions and we are very happy with the quality we have brought into the club."