RETURNING Bromsgrove Sporting manager Paul Smith has made a lively start to his recruitment with six new additions and five re-signed over the last week.

The Southern League Premier Division Central side have snapped up midfielders Reece King and Isaac Adegoke, strikers Aaron Bishop and Harry Crook, forward Josh Willis and defender Ethan Patterson who are all set to join from July 1.

Skipper Luke Rowe, vice-captain Aaron Roberts, keeper Ollie Taylor and midfielders Billy Shaw and Keanu Cooper have all committed to another season at the Victoria Ground.

King, formerly of Gloucester City, Hednesford Town and Leamington, captained Stourbridge for much of last season.

Bishop was most recently playing at Darlaston Town where he impressed with his scoring prowess.

Crook has been bagging goals for Dudley Town after spells at Chasetown, Sutton Coldfield Town and Lichfield City.

Willis, who started at Worcester City, had an impressive season with Pershore Town.

A product of Aston Villa’s academy, Patterson has gone on to shine at Alvechurch.

Adegoke played for Halesowen Town before seeing last season out as a title winner with Spalding United.

Smith said: “Kingy is a fantastic first new signing for the club. He’s a top player with lots of step three experience, great leadership qualities and he will help our younger players immensely.

"“A number of step three clubs were interested in Bish so I’m delighted he has decided to come here. He’s a young, hungry forward who will only get better.

“H (Crook) is a goalscorer and I think he has matured as a player in the last 12 months. He is desperate to showcase his talents at this level and his desire to do so with us impresses me.

“Josh is another player that has stood out massively at a lower level for a couple of seasons now. He’s a creative forward player that I think the fans are going to love.

“The big man (Patterson) had a brilliant season at Alvechurch last season and I didn’t think we would get him with the interest he had. But we have and I’m absolutely delighted. He is another big signing.

“I worked with Isaac at Halesowen — he’s a young box-to-box midfielder with energy to burn. He typifies the type of player I’m bringing in this season — young, fit and hungry.”