How much do you know about Rotherham United’s new loan-signing Josh Koroma?
The 21-year-old was the first of two January deadline day signings for Rotherham United. Alongside Curtis Tilt, Koroma joined the Millers on loan until the end of the season from Huddersfield Town.
He offers competition out wide for the likes of Chiedozie Ogbene, Kyle Vassell and Hakeeb Adelakun. The later also joined the club in January from Championship side Bristol City on loan until the end of the season.
Despite his young age, the forward has already made 113 appearances in senior football after coming through the ranks at Leyton Orient. In that time, he has also scored 20 goals, which is an impressive return for a natural winger.
He had his breakout season for the O’s in 2018/19 as he helped them to earn promotion back to League Two. This form caught the eye of clubs up and down the country, but it was Huddersfield Town who snapped him up that summer in a free transfer.
Koroma has not yet established himself for Huddersfield, but coaches at the club have high hopes for his future. Below we have picked out some things that you may not know about Rotherham’s new attacker:
Josh is of Sierra Leonean descent
Joshua Abdulai Koroma was born in Southwark, London on November 8th 1998. But the winger's roots are far more afield than that. Both of his parents were raised in Sierra Leone but moved to England before Josh was born. Other notable players from Sierra Leone that play in the UK are current Coventry City forward Amadou Bakayoko and Abdulai Bell-Baggie, who made 11 appearances during a brief loan spell at Rotherham in 2010.