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12:10pm Wednesday 18th December 2013 in Sport
REDDITCH United boss Liam McDonald hailed the impact of young guns Jermaine Hylton and Umit Eminoglu.
Former Aston Villa youth team star Eminoglu bagged a brace on his Valley Stadium debut, while Hylton capped an influential display with United’s third in Monday’s 3-1 victory over Bideford.
Victory ended a testing sequence of Calor Southern League Premier games against promotion-chasing opposition, where the Reds had lost 4-1 at Cambridge City last Wednesday and 2-1 at Poole on Saturday.
Redditch-based Eminoglu, whose mother is English and father is Turkish, recently returned from a spell with Turkish club Gençlerbirliği and after a brief period at Hednesford Town he signed for United last Friday.
As well as scoring a host of goals for Villa in the Barclays Premier Academy League, the teenager has also played for Turkey at under-16s and 18s level.
McDonald said: “Umit is a local lad and he knows my assistant Nick Green, who has coached at Aston Villa.
“He had a bit of home sickness in Turkey but has been keen to play.
“He’s a lot like Dimitar Berbatov in that he always looks as though he’s got a lot of time on the ball.”
Promotion hopefuls Bideford had Stephen Reed, Craig Duff and Matt Bye sent off during a fractious clash.
Eminoglu bagged a fierce effort and doubled his tally with a cheeky chipped penalty, before Hylton scored late on.
McDonald said: “Jermaine is becoming one of the best players in our division”
United entertain play-off chasing St Albans on Saturday, before going to Stourbridge on Boxing Day (both 3pm kos).
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