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Josh Embleton steps up with the Brummies!
Tuesday 7th August 2018, 22:39 UK
Photo: Steve Brock
The Birmingham Brummies have added Heaton-lad Josh Embleton to their National League ranks, and boss Laurence Rogers is backing him to make an impression at reserve.
The 22-year-old replaces Jamie Sealey and will make his debut in Wednesday’s Perry Barr clash with Kent.

Embleton had a brief spell with Stoke but left the Loomer Road club last week and boss Rogers admits the Brummies moved quickly after discovering that news.

“Jamie had not long come back from nine weeks off the bike and he’s still struggling,” Rogers said.

“That was evident in his riding and I think it will be a while before he is properly match fit again.

“We were looking at making another change down at reserve and as soon as we heard Josh had left Stoke, David (Mason - co-owner) and I wasted no time in contacting him.

“Josh is a rider who has made steady progress, particularly in the last 12 months, and if he can settle somewhere then I think he has got the potential to go quite far.

“Hopefully that will be with Birmingham and we’re hopeful that he can make a bit of a difference down at reserve.

“He’s an asset of Championship side Newcastle and their promoter George English is a wily, shrewd character so that says something about Josh in itself.

“He’s already ridden at Perry Barr once this season and scored four paid six while guesting for the Isle of Wight.

“So we are quietly confident he can build on that and more importantly we think he and Sheldon (Davies) can form a good partnership at reserve.

“Sheldon has got a lot of spirit and a lot of promise and if Josh can come in and just do his best then I think those two could work really well together at six and seven.”

Dave Rowland, the team manager for the Newcastle Gems was also brimming with pride, adding: "I am so pleased that Josh has got a National League place with Birmingham.

"From starting with his BMX days to no with his 500cc raceing, he has gradually improved and is proving to be a top performer in the Northern Junior League with Newcastle.

His guest outings with other teams lately have shown he is a capable performer getting points in every meeting.

He will form a good relationship with Sheldon Davies and give the Birmingham bottom end some decent strength, and indeed I wish him well!"

Last Updated: Tue 07 Aug 2018, 22:52 UK
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