MANAGER Tim Harris has confirmed that striker Dan Westwood's time at Worcester City has come to an end.

Westwood, a summer singing by Harris, has had a constant battle with injuries during his time at the club and has seen game time limited to just 18 appearances in the 2021/22 campaign.

Having been a prolific goal scorer in his career, the 29-year-old has managed just six in the blue and white of Worcester.

But Harris is the first to admit that Westwood has been seriously unlucky with injuries.

"First of all it's a real shame it hasn't worked out for Dan and we have decided it best to part ways," said the City boss.

"He has been so unlucky with injuries the whole time he has been here it's just not worked out unfortunately.

"There is no doubt a fit Dan Westwood would have scored many goals in this league but the way it's gone, we saw it best to end it now and move on, the best solution for both parties really.

"Would like to wish Dan all the best as he is a great character and just a generally smashing bloke."

In 2017, an article in the Guardian dubbed him as one of "the most relentless goalscorers in non-league football" having scored 54 goals for Wolverhampton Sporting in the 2016/17 season, including 5 consecutive hat-tricks.

He eventually managed 101 in total for Sporting and that was what attracted Harris to him in the first place.

"Dan first came to my attention a few years ago when he scored over 100 goals in 70-odd games for Wolverhampton Sporting and he has since played in the National League North," said the boss back in June.

"It goes without saying he is a natural goalscorer and if we are going to compete in this league then we are going to require much competition in this area.

"After meeting Dan, it wasn't very difficult to convince him that the history of Worcester City FC was a great opportunity for him and very much like myself he is keen to get this club moving forward again."