BROMSGROVE Sporting legend Jason Cowley has returned to the Victoria Ground in what Rouslers boss Brendan Kelly says is a 'huge coup' for the club.

Cowley scored a club record 107 goals in 127 games for Sporting after joining from Redditch United in 2016.

He left for Football League side Stevenage in May 2019, scoring five goals in 24 appearances for the League Two outfit, as well as spending a brief loan spell with National League outfit Solihull Moors.

Cowley, 24, was released this summer and was set to sign for National League side Macclesfield Town but the club was wound up over debts in the High Court last month.

"It’s a huge coup for the club and strengthens our squad massively," said Kelly, whose side have started the Southern Premier League Central with a win, a draw and a defeat in their opening three games.

"I’ve stayed in touch with Jason almost on a daily basis since he left for Stevenage and I only want the best for him.

"I’ve no doubt he will progress further again but for now he’s a Rousler and I’m over the moon as many others will be that he has returned."

Kelly also paid tribute to chairman Mike Burke for striking the deal to bring Cowley back to the club.

"This deal could not have happened without our chairman Mike Burke," said Kelly.

"And to the extremely small minority that constantly question and challenge our chairman, please make note and take notice of this action.

"His ambition matches mine and it’s quite clear he wants the club to progress.

"It has taken many man hours and patience to bring Jason home but I’m sure it’ll be worth it.

"What’s imperative for Jason now is that he is playing regularly and scoring goals."

Bromsgrove are hoping for a capacity crowd tomorrow night (Tuesday) when their entertain Tamworth, one of the sides involved alongside the Rouslers in last season's promotion fight.

Sporting are also in home action this Saturday as they welcome AFC Rushden and Diamonds to the Victoria Ground.