Baffins boss: Ex-Pompey striker signing no publicity stunt

Former Pompey striker Patrick Agyemang
Former Pompey striker Patrick Agyemang
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Baffins Milton Rovers boss Louis Bell insists the signing of Patrick Agyemang is no publicity stunt.

The Wessex League premier division club have pulled off a coup by snapping up the former Pompey striker.

I’m well aware Patrick also has other commitments and we are not expecting him to drive all the way from Kent every Tuesday and Thursday for training

Louis Bell

Agyemang signed non-contract terms with the Kendall Stadium outfit on Sunday – after netting four goals in a charity match.

The 37-year-old featured in a Pompey Charity side facing a Baffins Milton Rovers XI to mark the club’s new £100,000 club house.

Now the striker, who made 69 appearances and scored eight times for the Blues, has joined the ambitious non-league outfit.

Bell is waiting to discover whether Agyemang is available for Saturday’s FA Vase trip to Horley.

But he is adamant the signing is not a bid to gain attention.

The Baffins boss said: ‘This is not a publicity stunt.

‘We have signed Patrick for the good of the club at a time when we have been looking to recruit a big, strong centre-forward.

‘Tyler Moret joined Horndean two months ago after deciding to go to greener pastures and we have struggled to replace him.

‘Patrick fits that role because of his experience and quality, while for such a big man his awareness and technique is very, very good.

‘Tony Male has brokered the deal and it was agreed with our chairman, Steve Cripps.

‘I’m well aware Patrick also has other commitments and we are not expecting him to drive all the way from Kent every Tuesday and Thursday for training. It’s going to be as and when it suits.

‘The players can only benefit playing alongside somebody of his quality and calibre. It bodes well for the club.’