Josh Coburn hailed for on and off pitch achievements
League Football Education (LFE) has recognised the on and off pitch achievements of 11 young footballers, including Boro’s Josh Coburn. ‘The 11’ acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at EFL clubs – and is also designed to assess other factors, including involvement in community or charity-based initiatives. We are delighted to share this news with you HERE which reports how striker Josh rose to prominence in April when he gained a first outing in Boro’s senior team during an away victory over Rotherham United, and then scored the winning goal on his home debut against Sheffield Wednesday three days later. Former student Josh, 18, who signed a professional contract in January, has made four Sky Bet Championship appearances off the bench in total, while he has also demonstrated great maturity and dedication to continue working towards his Extended Diploma.
Manager Neil Warnock said: “He’s one of those who just loves the game, always gives 100% and has a smile on his face. It’ll be a good experience for him being with the first team, working on his close control and the runs he makes, because it’s so fast at this level.”