EX-CHELTENHAM Town winger Jamal Lawrence has been snapped up by Worcester City.

The 22-year-old made one Football League appearance for the Robins having been handed a two-and-a-half-year professional deal in 2015.

Lawrence appeared for Oxford City, Cirencester Town and Bishop’s Cleeve on loan during his time at Whaddon Road and went on to link up with Hungerford Town following his release.

He then ended up at Gloucester City in March, playing 15 times across last season and this.

“Jamal comes with a good pedigree and is someone who will add competition for places,” said City manager John Snape.

“It is good that he does not live too far away from Worcester and he is an ambitious lad who wants to get himself back among the big boys at higher levels.

“He has come in because he wants to play for Worcester City. He wants to climb the ladder and I hope every player the club has ambitions to play higher with us – that’s what we have brought them in for.

“He has worked hard since coming in and is available for selection on Saturday.”

Meanwhile, City’s Worcestershire Senior Urn semi-final with Bromsgrove Sporting has been rearranged for Tuesday, December 11 (7.45).

The tie had been scheduled for this week but floodlight problems at the Victoria Ground caused it to be postponed.

The winners will play Highgate United in the final after they got through 8-7 on penalties following a 2-2 draw with Studley, despite finishing with nine men.

It means City’s reversed Midland Football League Cup clash against Studley has been pencilled in for Tuesday, December 18, subject to confirmation.