EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Former Bolton Wanderers team captain Harry Brockbank has signed with El Paso Locomotive FC, club officials announced Friday, pending league and board approval. federation.
Hailing from Bolton, England, Brockbank began his youth career in 2005 at Bolton Wanderers Academy where he learned to play, eventually helping the U-23 side win a Professional Development League title in 2018.
Since then, Brockbank has recorded 36 appearances for Wanderers, including a standout 18 appearances as captain in the 2020/2021 season which saw his hometown club promoted to EFL League One.
“Harry [Brockbank] that’s exactly what we need… He’s young, but he was also a captain at Bolton for a long time. He has good leadership and great energy that we want to bring to this club, but most of all he wants to be here. He wants to be part of this club and what we are trying to achieve. He is ambitious; he wants to do well here and see what other opportunities develop in other leagues. He wants to grow and become a better footballer and we want to help make him a better footballer.
John Hutchinson, locomotive head coach and technical director. “
As a versatile and ambitious defender, Brockbank has the ability to fill any position throughout the defensive third, although he has naturally played at right-back throughout his career.
“I can’t wait to get him here and I know the players are looking forward to him getting here too so we can continue to progress towards the season,” Hutchinson concluded.
El Paso Locomotive FC‘s roster as it currently stands for the 2022 USL Championship season is below, listed alphabetically by position:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Philipp Beigl
DEFENDERS (7): Matt Bahner, Eder Borelli, Harry Brockbank, Andrew Fox, Nick Hinds, Martín Payares, Yuma
MIDFIELDERS (7): Eric Calvillo, Chapa Herrera, Diego Luna, Dylan Mares, Richie Ryan, Emmanuel Sonupé, Sebástian Velásquez
FORWARDS (3): Aaron Gomez, Luis Solignac, Ricardo Zacarias
El Paso Locomotive FC enters its fourth USL Championship season against Sacramento Republic on the road on March 12 and will stream live on ESPN+. The Locos return to Southwest University Park a week later, March 19, for their 2022 season opener against New Mexico United.
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