Harrison delighted to have secured Fowler's signature

  1. Lee Fowler joined The New Saints on a contract until the end of the season and Craig Harrison was delighted to have finally managedlee fowler1 to sign the former Doncaster Rovers midfielder.

 

  1. Harrison confirmed that he tried to bring the Cardiff-born 30 year old to the Oswestry based club during the summer but the deal didn’t materialise.

 

  1. The former Middlesbrough defender also pointed our that Fowler will bring extra leadership skills to the club and said, ‘I have seen Lee play a lot and I know how good he is. He wants to get on the ball all the time, he is a winner and he is a real leader.  We have been missing Steve Evans this season and we have been missing his excellent leadership skills. I am hoping that because he is a quality footballer, then he can lead by example. The deal until the end of the season means that it is an open door for both parties. He has played at a higher level throughout his career but all I know is that he is hungry and enthusiastic to show what he can do on the pitch. I am sure that there will be a number of offers for him at the end of the season which was how it was during the January window. I know for a fact that there were four or five clubs that were chasing him and he has chosen to join us here. The deal could be a platform for Lee to move on or stay here for longer like Steve Evans has.’

 

  1. The TNS Director of Football added that, ‘Another midfielder means I have to get the right balance in the side and the right combinations. I think Lee gives us something a little different because he is a natural sitting midfielder.  The deal gives us more options in the middle and more competition for places. It is now up to the players to prove to me weather they should play. During my time at TNS, Steve Evans and Scott Ruscoe have been very important and pivotal to the success that we have had here. Nicky Ward was also brilliant during my first six months here and we still have senior player at the club in Paul Harrison, Phil Baker, Mike Wilde and Matty Williams but with Lee, we have had added another. Since I have been here we have brought in a lot of young players but I always think it is important to have blend of experience.’