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Massive Night for Posh Youths

Massive Night for Posh Youths


Peterborough United Youths battle against their Blackpool rivals in the FA Youth Cup tonight [Wednesday 7th December, 2011].





Peterborough United Youths host Blackpool in the third round of the FA Youth Cup tonight at London Road in what promises to be a fascinating contest. The tie kicks off at 7pm.

Posh Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and manager Darren Ferguson have both raved about the prospects of some of these youngsters with 15 year old Jaanai Gordon-Hutton even featuring on the Posh first team bench a few weeks ago!

MacAnthony rates some of these lads so highly; he expects at least 4 of them making the step up to the first team within the next few years.

Posh head of youth Dave Robertson said to www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk: "The FA Youth Cup is a big occasion for the lads. It`s what they all look forward to throughout the year.

"It`s an important game. It`s one we want to win obviously, but it`s also a chance for the boys to showcase their talents in front of a good crowd.

"We are facing strong opposition though. We will need to be on top of our game to progress.

"I hope we get a lot of fans through the gate to see the club`s stars of tomorrow."

Blackpool arrive at London Road following a 4-1 defeat at Carlisle United at the weekend. It was a game watched by Posh youth team boss Gavin Strachan and Robertson.

Robertson said to www.theposh.com: "We watched them at the weekend and we have prepared well for this fixture. Hopefully the supporters will turn out and give the lads the encouragement that they would like.

"The FA Youth Cup is a big occasion for the lads and it is what they all look forward to throughout the year."

Youth team Captain Peter Grant also said to www.theposh.com: "It is a chance to play on a great pitch and the lads have been buzzing in training this week. We are all looking forward to it."

Admission is just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. The match will be played to a finish with extra time and penalties available if required.

The Posh squad for tonights game is: Archer, Joyce, Sage, Nthle, Grant, Richens, Butt, Hendry, Sparrow, Carey, Wood, Lawlor, Wickham, Joyce, Evans, Gordon-Hutton, Seymour-Shove, Coulson, Carter, Wright, Sturgess





Dave Robertson provided an insight into some of the squad to www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk:

GOALKEEPER

Alex Archer: Alex is our second year goalkeeper who has a fantastic presence in between the sticks. He has been out on loan at Stamford and Ilkeston Town this season, putting in some strong performances both at Posh and in men`s football.


DEFENDERS

Kgosi Nthle: Kgosi is an exciting left-sided defender who has a real tenacity and willingness to defend with very good ability going forward. He is in the first year of a professional contract and we have high hopes for him.

Peter Grant: Peter has captained the youth team this season following a couple of excellent displays in the development group. A strong defender, a fantastic leader, Peter has had a very good campaign to date.

Michael Richens: Michael is a right-sided defender who again has great natural ability. He is strong in the tackle and good in the air.

Charlie Butt: A right-sided defender who has tremendous energy and a willingness to go and join in attacks.

Jack Hendry: A right-sided defender who has great technical ability and has performed well within the youth team throughout the season.


MIDFIELDERS

Matt Sparrow: Matt is an exciting technical player who likes to get on the ball, but also has the ability to beat opponents in one v one situations.

Tim Carey: Tim has performed extremely well this season. He is an attacking midfielder who never fails to excite you when in possession.

Tom Wood: A hard-working, tough-tackling, all-action central midfielder who has come up with his fair share of goals throughout the season.

Dan Lawlor: The machine. The boy from Bretton has put in some excellent displays and has progressed very quickly. A very good passer.

Arron Wickham: Arron has a fantastic range of passing and brings a lot of energy to the midfield.


FORWARDS

Jacob Joyce: A 6ft 1in, strong, powerful runner. Jacob has been part of the Hinckley team that went on a fantastic run in the FA Cup and will also be playing Wrexham in the next round of FA Trophy.

Dan Evans: A centre forward who is strong and powerful. He loves to play in behind. His link-up play is very good.

Jaanai Gordon-Hutton: Jaanai is just 15 years-old and burst onto the scene this year. He is a regular in the youth and development squads and was called up to the first team for the Championship clash with Derby County. He was an unused substitute that day, but we have high hopes for him. However, he must continue to develop at the rate that he has and work hard for the team.

Ben Seymour-Shove: A centre-forward who is also a bright and dynamic midfielder. A creative player with fantastic ability.

Charlie Coulson: He is an exciting player who can play in a number of positions across the midfield. He can also operate up front.

Images courtesy of www.theposhpics.com



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Date:Wednesday December 7 2011
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