Midfielder Josh Owers has become the latest arrival at Huish Park as manager Mark Cooper builds his squad for the start of the National League South season.

The 21-year-old is a familiar face having had a loan spell at the club last season where he played two matches before being recalled to his parent club Bristol City alongside striker Seb Palmer-Houlden.

He was among the players named on the released list by the Robins at the end of last month.

Speaking to ytfc.net after his signing was announced on Monday, Owers said: “I’m really happy to be here. I’ve known about the interest for some time. I’m just happy now to get it done and be ready for pre-season.

Josh Owers in action in the 1-1 draw with Altrincham last season. Sorry, Josh, it was the only picture we could find!
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Manager Mark Cooper added: “Josh is a player we know well and fits the local profile of footballer we are after. He’s young, hungry and desperate to be a footballer.

He can play a few positions which gives us great options when it comes to our squad. He’s a good size, athletic and left footed, I look forward to working with him again.

The product of the Ashton Gate academy was a near ever present in the Under-21s and Under-23s set up and captained the Young Robins to the final Professional Development League 2 National Final, and has also trained and travelled with the first team.

We can add him to the #KnowsTheLevel club having had spells at National League North side Gloucester City at the start of last season and Bath City in the 2021-22 season when he turned out in National League South.

His father, Gary, is a well-known face in Westcountry football having played more than 100 times for City and managed Bath City and Torquay United. He is currently Head of Player Development at the National League.

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Eddy Clarke
1 year ago

You should also have mentioned Gary made 320 appearances for Sunderland?