BROMSGROVE Sporting have agreed terms with two new players but lost a key member of the boardroom.

Manager Paul Smith has swooped for midfielder George Forsyth, who returns after playing for Sporting in the 2022-23 season, and forward Kieran Cook.

But vice-chairman Richard Boorn has stood down from the board of directors due to health advice.

On incoming signings, which will be rubber-stamped on July 1, Forsyth has most recently been on loan at Kettering Town from AFC Telford United.

Smith said: “Foz has been at this level and the one above for a number of years now.

"Some forget he is still only 27 but he will bring stacks of experience and professionalism to the squad.”

Cook was plying his trade at Coalville Town last season following spells at Stourbridge and Alvechurch.

Smith said: “Cookie can win games on his own — on his day he is unplayable. He could be a star for us this season.”

Former Sporting players, keeper Ollie Taylor and forward Miro Pais, have joined Southern League Premier Division Central rivals Stourbridge while ex-Bromsgrove midfielder Conor Tee has gone to Halesowen Town.

On Boorn's exit, chairman Rod Brown said: “Although Richard will continue to fully support the club from the terraces, his governance and attention to detail on the finances role he undertook will be missed.

“Personally, I have enjoyed the short time we have been working together since joining the board in December. “He should be very proud in helping to stabilise the club, especially as we are now looking to continue its development.

“His health and wellbeing is obviously far more important to him, his family and everybody at Sporting. We cannot thank him enough for his contribution to date.”

Boorn said: “I am sorry I have had to step away from my role at the club.

"People who know me will be aware I have never sought a position at the club but it became very clear in December that if Rod and I had not stepped in the club would have folded.

“I am leaving with a number of emotions — firstly, sadness that I need to step away from this project at this club that I love. Secondly, pride in the fact I leave the club in a better state than I found it and, finally, excitement at the future for Bromsgrove Sporting.

“There are many things being worked on that will raise the club to where it needs to be and I am confident, under the management of Paul Smith, the football journey is going places and I look forward to being on the terraces to watch it happen.”