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Solihull Moors snap up former Barnsley striker Harry White

Solihull Editorial 16th Jun, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL Moors have snapped up young striker Harry White from Championship side Barnsley.

The 21-year-old has moved to the Automated Technology Group Stadium for a nominal fee as Marcus Bignot continues to build a side capable of competing in the National League.

Solihull-born White began his career with Midland League outfit Earlswood Town before joining Coventry Sphinx in October 2012.

Just six months later the young striker moved to Southern League side Banbury United but left at the end of the 2012/13 season for America to attend Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois.

There he played college football, netting 38 times in 25 appearances, to lead his side to the NCAA Regional Championship title before returning to the UK and Banbury where he scored hat-trick on his first game back which resulted in a trial for Football League outfit Bristol Rover.

It was in an impressive Gloucestershire County Cup match in October 2014 in which White scored against Gloucester City which led to him signing for the Tigers where he scored seven goals in 27 appearances.

He was snapped up by then League One side Barnsley on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee in September last year and went on to make his for the Tykes in a 2-1 victory over Bradford City in the Football League Trophy.

After a successful goal-scoring spell in Barnsley’s Under-21 side and following 11 appearances on the Barnsley bench, White was loaned out to Kidderminster for one month where he played seven National League games for the Harriers, and scoring three goals.

Moors have also been boosted by the news this week that five first team players have all committed their future to the club next season.

Ryan Beswick, Jordan Gough, Connor Franklin, Liam Daly and Darryl Knights have confirmed their place in Bignot’s squad for the forthcoming season.

Altogether all five players boast over 500 appearances for the Moors with Beswick totalling over 200 appearances, and both Knights and Daly have over 100 appearances each.