Macclesfield manager Keith Alexander has signed defender Rikki Bains
The January transfer window has already seen two players join the growing ranks of British Asian players in the Football League.
League One pacesetters Leicester City have signed midfielder Aman Verma, whilst League Two side Macclesfield Town have picked up defender Rikki Bains.
Verma put pen to paper on a six month contract after impressing Foxes manager Nigel Pearson during a string of matches for Leicester's reserves.
But Verma admitted he still has a lot to learn if he is to become a regular for his new side.
'Long way to go'
He said: "A lot of people have said that it's a rags to riches story - but I have got a long way to go. The way I see it is that I have been given a chance and I have got to make the most of it.
"I started at Leicester when I was nine and stayed with the Academy until I was 12 or 13, when I got released. At that point I decided that was not the end and I just had to get back into the club again. If anything it made me more determined.
"The first thing I need to do is get my fitness levels up to the standard of everyone else here. But I will also be watching all the other players, especially those playing in my position, to learn as much as I can.
"I have to simply keep my feet on the ground. As I said - it's a chance and one that I fully intend on making the most of."
Leicester manager Pearson said: "Aman has been on trial with us for a number of weeks and he has benefited from training on a full time basis.
'Desire to learn'
"He's a strong lad and has a desire to learn. It's early days for him yet, but he has impressed me so far. We have given him an opportunity and we will now continue to monitor his progress within the first team environment."
Bains, meanwhile, has left Southern League Premier side Corby Town to join Macclesfield.
The 21-year-old central defender joined Corby in the summer after spells at Coventry City and Tamworth.
"I'm sad to lose Rikki but at the same time I'm chuffed to bits for him to be moving up into League football again," said Corby boss Graham Drury.
"I know Macclesfield boss Keith Alexander and when he came in for Rikki, we certainly weren't going to stand in the player's way.
"It's a good move for both clubs and the player and hopefully it will see his career pick up and take off.
"I know he's got the talent to succeed and I'm sure that Macclesfield will bring that out of him."
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