Birmingham City have confirmed that free agent midfielder Josh McEachran is on trial with the club after his release from fellow Championship side Brentford at the end of last season.
Midfielder Josh McEachran has been on the lookout for a new club since his departure from Championship outfit Brentford was confirmed at the end of last season upon the end of his contract at Griffin Park. Sheffield Wednesday took a look at the former Chelsea youngster over the course of the summer before opting against bringing him in and now, he is on trial with another Championship club.
Birmingham City confirmed that McEachran is on trial with the club on Monday afternoon, confirming that he will be featuring in an Under-23s game for the club, coming into Xavi Calm’s side as he looks to find himself a new club with the 2019/20 season already underway.
📋 TEAM NEWS
▪️ Mitchell Roberts is handed his first #BCFCu23s start
▪️ Xavi Calm also includes former Brentford midfielder Josh McEachran who is currently on trial at the Club
▪️ Cheick Keita makes his second #BCFCu23s appearance of the season
— Birmingham City FC (at 🏠) (@BCFC) September 9, 2019
McEachran came through the youth academy at Chelsea and spent most of his time with the Premier League side out on loan in the Football League. He spent stints with Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford and Wigan Athletic, also heading to the Netherlands with Vitesse Arnhem for a spell as well.
He left Stamford Bridge to join Brentford in 2015, joining the Bees on a permanent basis. In his time at Griffin Park, the 26-year-old played 101 times, scoring one goal and providing seven assists in his four years with the club, spending much of his time at the club in and out of the side through injury problems.