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19 year old striker on loan from Charlton
Thu Sep 7, 2017 12:49

Tuesday 29th August 2017

With transfer deadline day approaching, the Club confirmed the loan signing of 19 year old striker Josh Umerah from Charlton Athletic on 29th August. A deal with Charlton has been agreed until 15th January 2018.

Umerah has been with Charlton since the age of 10 and was top scorer for their U18 side when they won the Professional Development League 2 for season 2014/15. He had made seven senior appearances prior to his loan move to Wycombe (all as substitute). He made his Charlton debut as a sub in the Championship game away to Hull City on 16 January 2016. He then had to wait until August 2016 for a further chance from the bench and made one further substitute appearance before a loan deal to Kilmarnock in February 2017. He made four substitute appearances for the Scottish Premiership side before returning to The Valley.

He was allocated No.26 in the Wanderers squad and made available for Wanderers Football League Trophy tie at home to Bristol Rovers later on the day the loan deal was agreed.

Commenting on the deal, Gareth Ainsworth said:

We keep a close eye on the under-23 leagues and Josh is someone whos stood out due to his strength, size and ability in front of goal, so Im looking forward to working with him to get the best out of him in senior football.

Weve got some fantastic experience up front and Josh can learn a lot from the likes of Adebayo Akinfenwa during his time here. Weve had a good track record of bringing in talented young loan players in the past few years and Im confident Josh could be another success story.


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