WORCESTER Raiders have signed a second defender from their new Hellenic Premier rivals Malvern Town ahead of the new 2022/23 season.

Following last week's announcement that Raiders have been promoted from Step 6 and into Step 5 for the first time, the club have recruited centre-half James Timmins from Malvern.

The sturdy defender follows Jay Sauntson to Sixways after both confirmed their switch to The Hillsiders' new rivals.

Timmins came through the ranks at Stourbridge and has also played for Worcester City and Stourport Swifts in recent years.

Alongside Sauntson, Timmins will come into a back-line that has lost Jordan and Logan Stoddart following the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.

The ex-Malvern duo will also join up with former Hillsider Joe Billingham under Karl Gormley at Worcester.