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Gordon To Lead The Line

2 December 2013

Wanted striker Jaanai Gordon is set to lead the line for the Posh under 18s at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

Highly-rated teenage striker Jaanai Gordon is set to lead the line for the Peterborough United under 18s on Tuesday night as Gavin Strachan's men visit Wolverhampton Wanderers in the second round of the FA Youth Cup (7pm).

Gordon, who spent three weeks training with Premier League side West Ham United last month, is interesting a number of clubs as he looks to continue his excellent recent scoring run.

The teenager scored five goals in his short spell with the Hammers, finding the net for the under 18s, Development side and the first team and will spearhead the Posh attack at Molineux.

Posh defeated Notts County in the first round of the competition despite playing for long periods with 10-men. Jonathan Edwards scored the winner late in extra-time after Robert Duggan's superb long-range effort had been cancelled out three minutes from time.

Boss Gavin Strachan believes the first team experience in his squad will be important: 'It is a difficult game. Wolves are a Category 1 and have spent a lot of money in bringing players in, but if we are at it and play to our ability, we can be a match for them.

'We have players with first team experience within our team, the likes of Tom Conlon, Jermaine Anderson and Jaanai Gordon and we will be looking to them to deal with the big occasion. Jaanai is looking really sharp in training and he has always responded to the big occasions.

'It is another good experience for the lads to play stadium football and they are all very much looking forward to it,' Strachan said.

Winger Regan Carthey is a former Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster and is expected to be in the squad. Admission into the game costs £4 for adults and £1 for concessions and kick-off is 7pm.


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