Monday March 20, 2017
BIRMINGHAM will hand a debut to teenager Macauley Leek in Wednesday’s home clash against Cradley at Perry Barr on Wednesday (7.30).

The 17-year-old will line-up at reserve in place of the injured Kean Dicken who is now expected to be sidelined for a minimum of six weeks.

Surestop Brummies boss Graham Drury says the news regarding Dicken isn’t ideal, but says he’s delighted to offer Leek the opportunity in the mean time.

“While it’s obviously a shame for Kean that he will miss the start of the season, from a team point of view we have to get on with things and our season starts on Wednesday,” said Drury.

“It looks as though Kean could be out of action for quite a while so we needed to move pretty quickly.

“Macauley comes in on the recommendation of Danyon Hume; he got onto me straight away and said how impressed he has been with him over the last year or so.

“They’ve raced together at Rye House, he’s impressed on the Poultec training scheme so we’ll give him a bit of a run and if he impresses then who knows, we may have a competition for places!

“I’ve spoken to the people at Rye House, I’ve spoken to Olly Allen who runs the Poultec programme as well and everyone speaks very highly of him.

“It’s a great opportunity for the lad and hopefully he makes the most of it!”

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