A busy close-season continues as Vanarama National League North club Salford City sign former Blackburn Rovers left-back Josh Askew
Nineteen-year-old left-back or wing-back Josh Askew has agreed to join The Ammies after being released by Blackburn Rovers, who were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship.
Delighted to have signed a two year contract at @SalfordCityFC! Very excited for the future with this club
— Josh Askew (@Askew_Joshua) June 1, 2017
Askew is combative, determined defender who progressed through the Ewood Park academy and stepped up to Rovers’ under-21 development squad at the start of last season.
He was a key player for the academy side during their run to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup during the 2015/16 season and joined Salford`s Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North neighbours Ramsbottom United on loan in October 2016.
A string of fine performances saw that loan spell extended and Askew picked up the Rams’ December player-of-the-month award.
A highly-rated young player, he is determined to claim the Moor Lane left-back berth as his own.