Harrogate Town Sign Josh Andrews on Loan From Birmingham City

Josh Andrews

Harrogate Town have confirmed that they have signed Josh Andrews on loan from Birmingham City until the end of the season.

Josh Andrews Joins Harrogate Town

Targetman

The 19-year-old, who is yet to make an appearance for the first-team at St Andrews, is known for his height in the Birmingham City U23 side, standing at six feet three inches.

Andrews is considered an exciting prospect by those at the Championship side. He signed his first professional in July 2020, agreeing a two-year deal with the Blues.

The striker has been impressive form this season, and as a result, has earned himself a move to men’s senior football. Andrews has scored nine goals in 11 appearances so far this season for Birmingham U23’s, including four in a single game against Ipswich Town.

What Was Said?

After completing his move, Andrews said to the Harrogate club website: “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.

“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.”

Town manager Simon Weaver added: “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 man 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.”

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