Jordan Wynter close to return after injury setback


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.

16 comments

    1. Your probably right about Emmanuel Frimpong because i dont think he has played for England since he pulled out of a warm up game before the UEFA European U17 Championships last May, but we have quiet alot of players who play in his position anyway, so is he that much of a loss to the England youth set up?.

      1. I don’t like to see it myself – and I did expect big things from him sometime ago. I can see more of them coming the same.

  1. KentPaul I don’t think we have a lot of good defensive midfielders in the england youth set up. I can’t really think of one. Frimpong is far from being the finished article, but I can see potential here. I actually think it could be a loss for England

    Rodwell is pretty good, but I think he has a lot more potential in central defense. And then, players like Bostock or Lansbury are not defensive minded, not the same position.

    1. But does Emmanuel Frimpong actually want to play for Engalnd anymore that is the real question, because he was born in Ghana and in that articals in the Daily Mail the last week about our youth set up, he refers himself as African not English, so mabey he wants to play for them instead of us now mate.

  2. yeah that’s definitely another question. Hopefully he will chose England, even if he has more chance to make an international career for Ghana

  3. He probably refers to himself as being an African because that’s what he is mate. He is not English – he’s British, therefore qualifies for England.

    Sharpovic, you live in France right? What do you class yourself as?

  4. If he refers to himself as African it’s probably because he thinks of himself as African and wants to play for Ghana. Simples.

  5. If only more “English” men like Frimpong could refer to what they really are, ie African,then maybe he could see an actual English national team once more.

  6. well it’s complicate TJ, I’m both french and english. For some reason I feel more proud to be english, maybe because I’ve never lived in England.

    difficult to know what’s in Frimpong’s mind.

  7. well it’s complicated TJ, I’m both french and english. For some reason I feel more proud to be english, maybe because I’ve never lived in England.

    difficult to know what’s in Frimpong’s mind.

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