Date: 01-12-18Harriers get a new defender in

01-12-18 - News - Harriers get a new defender in
Aaron Phillips
Aaron Phillips
Will he answer our defensive problems

Late yesterday afternoon the Harriers announced the arrival, kind of, of a new defender. Aaron Phillips arrived here over a month ago but finally signed on the dotted yesterday.

The son of the former Coventry City midfielder, David Phillips, he started his career as a youth teamer with City but was sent out on loan to Nuneaton Borough for six months in January 2013. On his return at the end of the season he made the step up to the first team at the start of the 2013-14 season and made almost seventy appearances for the Sky Blues before his release to Northampton Town in June 2016.

It was at Town that he picked up a bad thigh injury in August 2017 and never played for the club again. He was out of contract with them in May 2018 but was invited back for training during the close season but failed the fitness tests and wasn’t re-signed.

With the Harriers manager Neil MacFarlane having been at Coventry during Aarons time there he had kept an eye on him and he was invited to train with us. Obviously even though he had a bad injury that took two operations to cure there would still be doubts around his fitness hence the offer of a short term contract for him.

We have to hope that he is fit enough to play at our lowly level and that he can get some game time in. We desperately need an answer to our defensive problems and this man has the right pedigree. We just have to hope that he can still play.  

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