Luton sign Harriers' Barnes-Homer

26 November 2009 06:23
Kidderminster Harriers top scorer Matt Barnes-Homer has joined Luton Town on loan, prior to completing a move for a five-figure fee in January.Luton striker Ryan Charles is heading to Aggborough for an initial month loan as part of the deal. [LNB]And former Cheltenham Town front man Damien Spencer has also arrived at Aggborough on loan from Kettering. [LNB]Harriers boss Mark Yates said, while he did not want to lose Barnes-Homer, that it was good business for the club. [LNB]"I hope the fee comes out," he said, "because we've actually exceeded the clause in his contract in terms of transfer fee. [LNB]"We don't pay the sort of wages that Luton pay and I think, if someone wants to treble your wages, it's only right that you give that player a chance." [LNB]The 20-year-old front man has developed well since arriving at Aggborough from Wycombe in the summer of 2007, having hit 37 goals in 117 appearances.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "He has gone with my blessing," said Yates. "He has been fantastic for me. [LNB]"We managed to keep him in the summer when a lot of people were anticipating he'd leave. [LNB]"The club was very good to him and looked after him contract-wise but, to do that, we had to put a clause in his contract allowing him to talk to other clubs. [LNB]"We've managed to secure two decent strikers - one as part of the deal. [LNB]"Ryan Charles has come from Luton for a month to start with. [LNB]"He is a young lad, one of the best finishers down there. He's a bundle of energy and is lively and quick. [LNB]"We've brought in Damian Spencer as well. I know him particularly well. He's a big, strong lad. He's quick and will work hard for us."

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