Forest Green boss Ady Pennock snaps-up striker Kurtis Guthrie on a two-year deal

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FOREST Green boss Ady Pennock has captured his second signing of the summer by raiding Conference rivals Welling for striker Kurtis Guthrie.

The former Wings’ boss has snapped up the 21-year-old Jersey-born forward on a two-year deal for a nominal fee.

He was offered a new deal but declined the option of staying at Park View Road in favour of full-time football at the New Lawn.

"I am delighted to sign for Forest Green and can't wait to get started," said Guthrie.

The 21-year-old Jersey-born forward started off at home outfit St Clement Sports Club.

His talent was quickly spotted by Accringtron Stanley and he was handed a one-year contract after a successful trial period at the club.

He made his Football League debut against Northampton Town in August 2011.

Three months later he made the switch to Conference side Southport on a month long loan deal.

He rejoined Stanley in January 2012 having made five appearances and scored one goal for Southport.

In May 2012, Guthrie was released from Accrington and signed for Conference South side Bath City on a short-term deal.

He hit the ground running and bagged a hat-trick on his home debut, in a match against Maidenhead United.

He left the club in October having scored six goals in 13 appearances.

Video interviews to follow with new signing Kurtis Guthrie and boss Ady Pennock.


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