Ash offered two-week trial at Birmingham

Bradley Ash.

Bradley Ash. - Credit: Archant

Weston Football Club’s teenage striker Bradley Ash has been hand a trial at promotion-chasing Birmingham City.

WESTON teenage hot-shot Bradley Ash has been handed a ‘life-changing opportunity’ of a trial at Premier League-chasing Birmingham City, according to his manager.

The 19-year-old, who does not turn 20 until April, has been in sensational form this season for the Seagulls, netting nine times in 10 starts in the Vanarama Conference South, with 14 goals in all competitions.

Now he has the chance to impress Blues manager Gary Rowett as the West Midlands club eye the Premier League next season, with a two-week trial at their Wast Hills training ground.

Ash, a former Weston College student, has played a pivotal role to help Weston win their past four games – scoring six goals in the process, including a first career hat-trick.

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Manager Ryan Northmore, who previously worked with Ash as the club’s academy chief, said he was delighted to see the striker receiving high-profile recognition.

Northmore said: “We’ve got to make sure it’s right for all three parties involved, but he needs to do the business on the training pitch, and keep scoring goals for us.

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“If he does that, the rest will take care of itself. It’s a life-changing opportunity. All the support they can offer to a player like Brad at his stage will give him all the tools to make himself a top professional.

“He’s in great spirits and is happy with what he’s done so far. We’ve agreed that he can go up for another week after this weekend is over, and it gives Birmingham the best chance to assess if its works for them.”

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