Promising youngster Jordan Wynter is set to make his comeback early in the New Year following a succession of injury problems.
A versatile player who possesses terrific technical ability, Jordan broke into Steve Bould’s under-18s side last season and impressed before shining in the pre-season Toomey Trophy tournament at Southend. However, his start to 2009/10 has been blighted by injuries, meaning that he has only made a handful of appearances for the under-16s in a crucial season in his development.
However, his return will be good news for u-16s coach Steve Gatting, who will look to put his talents to best use with the likes of Callum Webb and Josh Rees capable of stepping up to the u-18s. Wynter is capable of playing at centre-back and also across the midfield and is striving for a scholarship this season; something that he is more than capable of acheiving. His pace is another key asset and he may yet take advantage of the injury blow suffered by Jeffrey Monakana in the final game of 2009. Monakana suffered a semi-dislocated arm against Norwich City and is likely to miss the start of the New Year.
Wynter will be looking to follow the precedent set by Nico Yennaris, who suffered significant injury problems as a schoolboy but bounced back to become a key part of Bould’s team this term.