STEVE Seddon’s roller coaster month is set to end on a high – and not just because of his move to Oxford United.

The U’s left back will be focused on settling in at his new club, but will have one eye on his brother’s exploits at the Olympics.

Zak Seddon, who at 27 is four years older than his sibling, is in Tokyo preparing to compete for Team GB in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Both brothers’ schedules have been disrupted by Covid, with Steve’s United move delayed after he caught the virus and Zak forced to isolate because a passenger on his flight to Japan tested positive.

The athlete, who won gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games and European Junior Championships, has had to train alone as he prepares for his first heat at 1am BST next Friday.

It has not been the Olympic experience he would have imagined, but Steve knows his brother will leave nothing on the track.

“We are very proud of him,” he told United’s official website.

“It’s four years, five this time, where you sacrifice so much.

“There are World and European Championships, but the Olympics is the ultimate isn’t it?

“To go and compete is fantastic; he is always going to be able to say he is an Olympic athlete.

“We are all very competitive and he’s not going there just to say he went.

“He’s going out there to give it everything he has got.”

Zak, who is coached by dad Jeff, is the oldest of three brothers, with Steve the youngest and Matt in the middle.

The left back is full of admiration for his sibling, adding: “I enjoy watching it for my brother, but I think I’d be crawling out of the water jump if I did it myself.”