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Punjabi teenager Brandon Khela became the first British South Asian to sign a professional contract after singing with Birmingham City. Khela played for the Birmingham U18s last season before establishing himself at the U23 level in Premier League 2. He turns professional after completing his first season as a scholar. His progress was phenomenal and was awarded a place on the bench by Lee Bowyer last season.

“This is huge. It’s a landmark moment for all Birmingham City fans, particularly those from a South Asian heritage background,” Micky Singh said after Brandon Khela signed a professional contract with Birmingham. “I’ve supported Blues for over 60 years and have waited a very long time to see a South Asian kid wear the Royal Blue shirt. It will be a momentous occasion across the entire city of Birmingham – and beyond – the day Brandon makes his debut for the first team. And from a representation perspective, watching him perform on the pitch will give hope to many aspiring youngsters that want to follow the path into professional football.”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to bring Yan to Dingwall. Yan is a player that our recruitment department has targeted for a period of time. Over the past few months, I have had some really positive dialogues with both Yan and his advisors, and we are delighted to now have him joining us,” Malky McKay said after completing the signing of Yan Dhanda. “Yan’s talent will certainly complement our group, and we also feel he is a great fit for what we are trying to build here and the culture we have created. When you look at the journey Yan has had to date, we are getting a player of real quality that has worked with some of the best and this is a new exciting chapter for Yan and Ross County.”

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