EXPERIENCED defender Martyn Naylor has signed for Worcester City — despite the club being unable to pay him.

The 34-year-old right-back, who has played Champions League football for Welsh Premier League team TNS, has been registered by the St George’s Lane club.

Naylor was involved in City’s pre-season match with Pershore Town in July but was not offered a deal.

However, he has continued to train with the squad and is bidding to prove his worth to manager Carl Heeley.

Central defender Ryan Clarke is currently operating at right-back for City, while former Birmingham player Jared Wilson has also been used there.

“Martyn hasn’t got a club but he has trained with us through pre-season in the hope of getting something fixed up,” Heeley said.

“We were not in a position to offer him anything but he asked if he could continue training with us.

“He’s not asking for anything financially, he just wants to be involved and wants an opportunity to show he’s worth a deal long-term.

“He knows I can’t do anything financially for him but he’s been around long enough to know things change in football.”

Meanwhile, City are hopeful of having Luke Corbett fit for Saturday’s trip to Altrincham following an ankle in-jury.

Fellow striker Marc McGregor (hamstring) and midfielder Simon Brown (thigh) are also making progress but left-winger Danny Edwards is still struggling with a hamstring problem.

Heeley said: “I’m hopeful Luke will be available, Marc is not going to be too far away and Simon has started training as well.

“Danny is still a few weeks away but the others are much further down the road than he is.”