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Villa are braced for striker’s departure
5:42pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Sport
FAIRFIELD Villa joint-boss Paul Oakes is resigned to losing much-sought after striker Brendan Hicks.
The young forward is a target for Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West outfit Evesham United and Villa are braced for a seven-day approach from the Robins.
Hicks has only been at the club for a month after joining from Redditch United reserves.
He has already turned down a switch to Midland Alliance side Alvechurch but the attraction of playing in the Southern League may be too strong.
He said: “I think Brendan knows a couple of lads at Evesham and they’ve said ‘come and join us.’ “I’ve spoken to the secretary and he doesn’t know anything about it but I am expecting a seven-day approach.
“Evesham have done nothing wrong. If Brendan does leave, then because of dual registration he can play for us when he’s not in their squad.
“He’s a lad with a lot of potential and I think clubs want to have a good look at him.”
Meanwhile, Saturday’s Worcestershire Junior Cup quarter-final at Badsey Rangers has been moved to this Saturday after the clash was postponed at the weekend because of snow on the pitch.
The game takes priority over the Midland Combinaton and if Badsey cannot host it, the clash may well be moved to Fairfield’s Earlsdon base.
Oakes said: “We don’t know a lot about Badsey, because of the bad weather we’ve not been able to watch them.
“They play in the Stratford Alliance Division One, which is equivalent to a level below us.”