Heanor Town snap up prolific goalscorer and recall loanee, while Booth joins Gresley and Benger is loaned out

Karl Demidh, seen here in a challenge with James Colliver of Staveley, has joined Heanor Town
Karl Demidh, seen here in a challenge with James Colliver of Staveley, has joined Heanor Town
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Heanor Town might have had a week off from competitive action, but it’s still been a busy week for boss Glen Clarence.

The Lions have had plenty of player movement, with two coming in and two going out.

Perhaps the most high profile move was the addition of former Holbrook Sports, Borrowash Vics, Mickleover Sports and Grantham Town forward Karl Demidh.

The pacey front man has hit the net an impressive 18 times for struggling Rocester this season, in just 23 league games.

Joining Demidh at the Town Ground is Chris Gilson, who returns from a loan spell at Pinxton.

He has also been in good form, scoring five goals in nine games.

Heading the other way, on an initial one month loan, is long serving Heanor forward Nathan Benger.

And Danny Booth has opted to leave the club this week to join former Lion Gary Ricketts at Gresley.

Clarence said the chance to snap up a striker of Demidh’s quality was not to be missed.

“You can’t turn down someone as talented as Karl,” he said.

“He was top scorer for Mickleover for the past two years and is one of the best strikers in local football.”

Both Demidh and Jamie Clarke will be missing when Heanor Town travel to fifth placed Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday.

But Clarence added: “We’re confident of getting a result.”

The Lions sit third in the Midland Premier, 12 points behind rampant leaders Hereford.