Blake has unfinished business at Racing Club

Josh Blake has committed to Racing Club Warwick for the season.

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 11:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:01 pm
Leamington legend Josh Blake has joined Racing Club Warwick.

The former Leamington, Daventry Town and Coventry United frontman joins the squad after a spell on the sidelines due to injury and manager Scott Easterlow hopes to have the prolific striker available as soon as possible.

Easterlow said: “Josh has been a good friend for some time and we have been speaking for a while about him coming and we now both feel it’s the right time for him to come on-board.

“He might not be the goalscoring machine of previous years but he will add some much-needed experience to the squad and will give us plenty of options as he can play in various positions.”

Blake was synonymous with Leamington’s rise up through the non-league pyramid and remains the record scorer for the club having notched 187 times in 406 appearances.

The 37-year-old left Brakes to join Daventry Town and has also spent spells at Stratford Town, Banbury and Coventry United along with a brief stint at Townsend Meadow and says he has “unfinished business” there.

He said: “I’m pleased to be back at Warwick.

“I had a short stint here a few years back but the club wasn’t in as good a place as it is right now and it didn’t turn out how I imagined back then.

“I feel like I have got unfinished business here.

“Scott’s built a strong squad and I have I been to watch a few games and want to be a part of something they are building.

“I’m a Warwick resident now and this club is all about local and community and I see myself as part of that.”