Westcarr pulls up at Meadow Lane

Last updated : 21 May 2009 By Jacob Daniel
Ian McParland today made it three signings in three days this week, as striker Craig Westcarr as added to the previous captures of Ricky Ravenhill and Neal Bishop. The former Nottingham Forest, Cambridge United and Kettering Town striker has signed a one-year deal at the club, in the hope of resurrecting a once promising football career.

Westcarr became Forest's youngest ever player, when appearing as a substitute when just 16, but what looked like a very promising City Ground career never materialised, and after a disappointing loan spell at Lincoln City, Westcarr joined Cambridge United. He had a fairly successful spell at The Abbey, scoring 8 goals in 23 starts, before moving to Conference north side Kettering Town, where he scored 8 goals in 39 starts last season, including two against Fulham in the FA Cup.

Westcarr is likely to have joined as back up to the forwards and winger, and to give himself another shot at the football league. He has even taken a pay cut from Kettering to make the move to Meadow Lane, and NCM wishes the 24 year-old the best of look next season.

Manager Ian McParland told the official site of his new man:-

"I've known Craig for a long time, having worked with him at the City Ground, and I don't think he has come even close to fulfilling his potential.

"He's a different type of player to those we have already and will offer us competition for places on both flanks, and down the middle."

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