Date: Mon 13 Mar 2023

By Steve Whitney

Battling Millers Bolster Squad

North Leigh, who are making a terrific effort to move away from the Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South relegation zone after looking dead and buried, have recently bolstered their squad towards the run-in and Thursday’s deadline.

Craig Hewitt

Craig Hewitt

Joining on dual registration from Vanarama National League North side Banbury United is 19-year-old wide midfielder Craig Hewitt.

Hewitt, who scored for the Millers in Saturday’s `six-pointer` win at Yate Town, joined Championship side Coventry City’s academy as a 14 year-old, progressing to be taken on by them as a scholar in the summer of 2020.

He was a regular in the Sky Blues under-18 side before being released in the summer of 2022, joining Banbury in September 2022.

Also joining the Millers on `work experience` from Coventry City is young midfielder Justin Obikwu.

The 18-year-old, a regular in the Sky Blues` under-18 side, is no stranger to the division, having recently been on similar terms with Hanwell Town.

Obikwu was snapped up by Coventry after impressing with Combined Counties League Premier Division North side Harefield United’s youth team.

Signing as goalkeeping cover is 32-year-old James Foster.

The experienced custodian has previously played for the likes of Wantage Town, Didcot Town, Thatcham Town, Abingdon United and Hungerford Town.

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