Harrogate Town Sign Striker Josh March on Loan From Forest Green Rovers

Josh March

Harrogate Town have signed Forest Green Rovers striker Josh March on loan for the rest of the season.

March is Harrogate’s first January signing as they continue to establish themselves in the Football League. The striker has featured just four times for Forest Green this season.

Josh March Joins Harrogate Town on Loan From Forest Green Rovers

Hampered by Injuries in Recent Times

March made his name in non-league football. He was prolific in non-league, especially for National League North side Leamington. He scored 24 goals in 26 games for Leamington until his move to Forest Green in January last year.

Prior to that, March had made his name at Alvechurch. He scored 81 goals in 184 appearances, helping Alvechurch reach the Southern Premier League. March has demonstrated his goal-scoring abilities at non-league level but has struggled since making the step up to the EFL.

His time at Forest Green has been hampered by injuries as well as the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic halted the first few months of his time as the 2019/20 season was curtailed. Injuries have hampered this campaign limiting March to just five appearances.

A move to Harrogate offers regular football and chance for March to recapture his form. He has demonstrated he can score goals and now he can regain his fitness and confidence.

March has already trained with the squad and is line to make his debut this weekend against Cambridge United.

Simon Weaver Pleased With Newest Recruit

Harrogate have been short on goals and Simon Weaver has been looking to strengthen his attack. March has yet to prove himself at this level but he can help the club’s top scorer Jack Muldoon.

Speaking to the club’s website about his new signing, Weaver said: “He’s a clever type of centre forward who will get on the end of things, a real poacher and we’ve already seen that in training.”

“He gets across the front of defenders and his goals, enthusiasm and energy will be good for us.”

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