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Harrogate Town announce SEVENTH January signing

Harrogate Town have announced their seventh January signing in the form of 19-year-old striker Josh Andrews from Birmingham City.

Harrogate Town have announced the loan signing of 19-year-old striker Josh Andrews from Birmingham City in what is their seventh signing of the January transfer window.

Standing at 6ft 3inches, Andrews is a powerful striker who is highly rated by those at the Midlands club.

The youngster has scored nine and assisted four for the Birmingham City development side this season and is now looking forward to developing with Simon Weaver’s squad:

“I got a phone call last Friday regarding the move and I’m delighted it’s happened, as it’s my first loan move.

“To come to a club playing league football will be a great experience for me.

“Being a big lad, hold up play is important to me and although it might not look it, I’m actually quite quick so I can get in behind and opponents may not see that coming.

“First team football is what I’m after. It’s an increase in intensity and physicality and it's where I want to play. Not only is this a great step in my career but hopefully I can help the club as well.” 

Andrews becomes Simon Weaver’s seventh signing of the transfer window and the Town Gaffer is looking forward to having the big man in the squad:

“He’s been scoring goals for fun with Birmingham’s under 23s, he’s a handful and he’s reached that stage where he needs to experience first-team football. 

“We operate best with a big and quick man upfront. Injuries have meant this is a great opportunity to bring in a young lad who has a lot of promise.

“It’s his first loan which means it’s not about starting every game but adapting to the culture and learning. When Birmingham told me he’s the type of lad that’s willing to learn, it became a no-brainer for us.”

The striker will wear number 31 and will be eligible for Simon Weaver’s squad for Saturday’s away trip to Crawley Town.

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