WORCESTER City insist they did everything in their power to keep hot-shot Danny Glover at St George’s Lane.

City’s leading scorer with 20 goals last season rejected an offer to stay for another year in favour of joining Blue Square Bet North rivals Nuneaton Town.

Glover, 21, stated his intention to remain with Carl Heeley’s team but stalled on agreeing terms before switching to Liberty Way, linking up with former Worcester right-back Graham Ward.

Strikers Mike Symons and Luke Corbett are signed for next season but City wanted to keep the ex-Port Vale player and felt they made the best offer within their budget.

Assistant boss Matt Gardiner said: “We did make him the best offer we could and even revised it but Nuneaton have made him an offer he couldn’t refuse and he’s made a decision to go there.

“He got 14 goals in the league for us and that’s difficult to replace.

“We wanted him to stay but he’s decided Nuneaton is the better opportunity for him.

“We are disappointed but wish him all the best for the future and we move on. You need people who want to play for the club.”

City have added two more friendlies to their pre-season programme at Daventry Town on Saturday, July 16, and Hednesford Town on Tuesday, August 2.

They host Tamworth on Saturday, August 6.