FULL NAME: Josh Umerah
SQUAD NUMBER: 9
DATE OF BIRTH: 8th March 1997
HEIGHT: 6ft 1in
Wycombe Wanderers (loan)
The 6ft1in forward rose through the Addicks’ Academy and enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with the under 18s in 2014/15. That season, he finished as the league’s top scorer, during Charlton’s Professional Development League Two title winning campaign.
This led to a first-team debut for the youngster, as he replaced Igor Vetokele against Hull City in the Championship.
The 21-year-old has spent time on loan in Scotland with Kilmarnock, as well as in England with Wycombe Wanderers, in League Two – where he was rated very highly by manager Gareth Ainsworth.
Described as a strong and powerful frontman, Umerah’s record at youth level is impeccable and he has also lifted the PDL2 South title on two occasions, with Charlton.
A tall and imposing presence with pace to burn, the forward will add further excitement to the Wood’s frontline.