Date: 17th March 2017 at 12:27am
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Solihull Moors have confirmed that Moors Academy duo Romario Martin and Rhys Mason have joined Midlands Football League Premier Division side Highgate United on loan until the end of the season.

Both players are highly-rated at Solihull and the youngsters now get the opportunity to play three levels above the Moors Academy side in the Midlands Football League.

The duo joined up with the Gate earlier in the week, with Martin having been named on the substitutes bench for their 2-1 win over Quorn AFC on Tuesday night.

Martin has made 10 appearances for the Moors Academy side this season, scoring 10 goals, including a hat-trick in last week’s 8-1 win over Castle Vale Town.

The 17-year-old has also had a previous spell out on loan at Northern Premier Division side Barwell and has recently returned from representing the Saint Kitts and Nevis Under-20s side in their Under-20s World Cup Qualifiers, where scored once in their three games at the tournament.

Mason has made four appearances for the Moors Academy this season, scoring two goals.

Solihull Moors director of sport Mark Fogarty has described their move as one that will be ‘great for their development’.

Both players will still be eligible to play for the Moors Academy in the upcoming County Cup final against either Burton Albion or Romulus.

In other news, Solihull Moors winger Tyrese Shade has recently completed a trial with Championship side Birmingham City.

Shade, who signed first-team forms at the Moors earlier this month, is a former Birmingham City academy player and turned out for the Blues in their Under-18s’ friendly against Mansfield Town last weekend.

Birmingham City have yet to make a decision on whether or not they will pursue the youngster.

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