It emerged over the weekend that Tranmere had apparently made an approach to sign Stourbridge striker Jordan Archer. But just who is he?
Archer is enjoying a rapid rise to prominence in the lower levels of English football having joined Stourbridge from Bedworth United in November 2016.
Before that, he had played for a host of local clubs, starting as a youth player at Chasetown before subsequent spells with Cradley Town, Tipton and Tividale. A spell at Redditch immediately preceded his move to Bedworth, but it’s at Stourbridge where he has really settled and begun to flourish.
His form since joining the Midlands-based club has been impressive, he is their top scorer this season with nine goals. At 6ft 3in, he is another physical centre forward to add to the six already at the club, although it will almost certainly prompt a departure or two.
Archer’s form has already earned him a recent trial at League One club Walsall, but if speculation is to be believed, Rovers have now made a seven-day approach which would allow Archer to move to Prenton Park should terms be agreed.
Speaking at the end of last week, Stourbridge manager Gary Hackett told the Stourbridge News;
“There is interest from a lot of clubs in Jordan but nothing has happened at the moment.
“Even if a seven-day approach does come in, he should still be available for the Macclesfield game unless we decide differently.
“He’s been excellent for us this season and as things stand he’s still a Stourbridge player.”
It was reported by BBC Radio West Midlands on Saturday that the seven-day approach has now been made by Rovers.
What is a seven day approach in football?
For many Tranmere fans, the term “seven day approach” is likely to be a new one. Therefore, we have put together an article about this rule.
Read about the seven day approach in football transfers.