WORCESTER City manager Chris Cornes believes new signing Jordan Lymn will be a "massive player for us between now and the end of the season".

Lymn, formerly of Evesham United, signed for City at the end of 2023 and has since been a mainstay in the team, whether that be at right-back or in central midfield since his arrival.

He was superb in Tuesday night's 2-0 Wiseman Lighting Floodlit Cup win and deservedly earned the praise of many on social media, but also from boss Cornes, who explained how desperate he was to sign him back in December.

"When there was a sniff of signing Jordan, it was all hands on deck to get him in," he said. "He is close with Macey (Adam Mace) and the rest of the Evesham boys in the squad so we knew we had a good chance of making it happen.

"There were a few issues away from football and he had lost a little bit of interest in the game so we want to try and get him back enjoying football and as you can see, he has hit the ground running. 

"He has covered every blade of grass tonight (Tuesday) and he has often been played as a wing-back but I have always said central midfield because of his energy. He was head and shoulders above anyone else tonight and I thought he was brilliant again on Saturday (4-0 Hellenic League Premier win at Slimbridge last weekend).

"If we can keep him fit then he's going to be a massive force for us between now and the end of the season."

It is probably unsurprising Lymn has settled so quickly. He is now the sixth former Evesham United player in the squad alongside defenders Adam Mace and Elliot Keightley and midfielder Lorcan Sheehan, Calvin Dinsley and Kyle Belmonte.

Those players have all played a pivotal role in City's success this season and it's clear the bond they have on the pitch.

But having played as a wing-back in the first few games for City, Lymn has impressed hugely in midfield in the last two games at Slimbridge and with Dinsley still out with an injury, Lymn has filled the void and now looks un-droppable.

City will need all their players to step up as the season enters a key month of the season, which will go along way to mapping out what the end of the campaign will hold in terms of titles and trophies.