Alex swoop for non-league ace
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 20-year-old caught the eye of Crewe scouts when racking up 25 goals for Quorn.
Birmingham had also expressed interest in the youngster, but Dario Gradi`s side stepped in to offer him a deal.
Varney agreed terms and penned a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Division Two side and is seen as a talent for the future.
First-team coach Neil Baker unearthed Varney and he said: "We've watched him a few times and he took my eye straight away and that doesn't happen often when you're scouting.
"I am sure a lot of clubs have watched this lad, but we've decided to do something about it.
"He's got pace and is very quick, he's got a nice touch.
"He's a young player, whose ambition I'm sure is to play in the Football League."