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KIERAN BOUCHER | GOALKEEPER

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Solihull
21.9.1999
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@kieranbouch

PLAYER BIO

Experienced step three stopper who joined the Pitmen in December 2023 from local rivals Walsall Wood

Solihull-born Boucher started his career as a junior at Aston Villa, earning a professional contract at Villa Park in the summer of 2017 after a year playing for the U18 team. He spent the 2017-2018 season in the U21 side but was released at the end of his deal in May 2018

After leaving Villa, Boucher spent a spell in Italy trialling for Chievo Verona before joining Halesowen Town for a short spell at the start of the new season, dropping into the Midland Football League to get valuable game time at Lye Town in November 2018. His form attracted interest from clubs higher up the pyramid, with Kidderminster Harriers signing the youngster in January 2019

After failing to break into the Kidderminster side, Boucher made his first move to the Valley Stadium in October 2019, joining Redditch and installing himself as the Reds' number one from the off. However, the season was curtailed in March 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic

After spending part of the summer on trial at AFC Bournemouth, Boucher elected to join Redditch's divisional rivals Stratford Town in the summer of 2020, making a handful of appearances for the Bards before returning to Redditch just before the 2020-2021 season was also brought to a halt due to the ongoing pandemic

2021-2022 saw Boucher cement his place as one of the best stoppers in the Southern Premier League Central with a string of outstanding displays for Redditch, impressing in both games against the Pitmen. After agreeing a new deal to remain at Redditch for the 2022-2023 season, Boucher was at it again on the opening day of the season as his penalty save from Joe Cuff's spot kick helped earn the Reds a 1-0 win at Keys Park

A move to Stafford Rangers in March 2023 saw Boucher amongst the substitutes for a brief spell at Marston Road before he signed for hometown club Solihull Moors in April 2023 on a short-term contract, making three appearances in the National League for them before leaving at the end of his deal

A surprising drop down in leagues followed in May 2023 as Boucher made the move to ambitious newly-promoted Walsall Wood, where Boucher started the season well for the Northern Premier League Midlands newcomers. Once again, he was to prove a thorn in a Hednesford side with a clean sheet in Wood's 3-0 F.A. Trophy demolition of a dreadful Hednesford side in September 2023

However, Harry Harris's switch to Hednesford, coupled with new Wood manager Ian Long moving to sign Dale Eve as his new number one at Oak Park, saw Boucher out in the cold for a short spell before the Pitmen came in with a seven-day approach to take the experienced stopper to Keys Park in December 2023

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