Halesowen Town manager Morell Maison has pulled off a major transfer with the signing of Mark Danks from Conference North outfit Worcester City.

The borough-based striker opted to make the Grove his new home after rejecting a contract to stay at the St George's Lane cub as well as approaches from two other higher league sides.

Maison was excited about getting Danks on board.

He said: "This is an exciting signing for the club.

"There are three or four things I'm looking to achieve in my push for promotion and one of them is having players who have experience with depth and quality and Mark ticks all these boxes.

"Whenever I came across him when I was managing Kettering he was always a real handful and never lets the defence rest.

"He is a very effective performer who is dynamic and energetic and as well as playing up-front can play on the right wing or behind the front two.

"It's a major coup for us because Worcester wanted him to stay and other Conference North sides were after him too, so for him to sign for us shows how we are now seen in the local footballing scene."

Worcester City boss Richard Dryden was disappointed to see him go.

He said: ""We are sorry to see him go.

""I understand he has signed a two-year contract with his new club and we couldn't offer that length.

"We do wish him all the best with his new club."

Maison added that more major announcements are due in the next seven days.

The manager is believed to be close to three more new signings, while a new chairman and secretary are also close to being unveiled.