Crawley Town take Sidemen star TBJZL on trial alongside his two brothers ahead of possible FA Cup appearance

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YouTube star Tobi ‘TBJZL’ Brown has been called up for a trial at League Two club Crawley Town alongside his two brothers.

Manny, also an internet content creator, and Jed Brown will join Sidemen co-founder TBJZL on November 1 for a training day with the hope of making the squad for the club’s FA Cup tie against Accrington Stanley.

Crawley say they scouted Tobi, 29, and Manny Brown during the Sidemen’s charity match, played in front of a packed crowd at Charlton’s Valley stadium, last month in which they combined to score three goals.

Preston Johnson, Crawley co-chairman, said: “We’re excited to have Tobi, Manny and Jed joining us for training on Tuesday, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can bring to the club.

“Depending on how they perform, we may extend offers to continue training with the lads on a trial basis and potentially compete for a spot on the bench for the Accrington Stanley match.

“As we’ve said before, it’s fairly unlikely they’d get on the pitch unless the game is well in hand, but we want to give them the opportunity to show Lewis and the staff what they can do in training and then go from there.”

Crawley added that the club “remains fully committed to winning” the match against League One side Accrington, in a statement that added their optimism that the move will “introduce the club to millions of potential new supporters”.