Peterborough set to hand 15-year-old schoolboy Jaanai Gordan-Hutton first-team bow

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has admitted he may be forced to include 15-year-old striker Jaanai Gordan-Hutton in his matchday squad against Derby on Saturday.

The Championship side have recently seen their squad severely depleted by injuries and suspensions and Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire there’s a good chance the youngster could feature on Saturday: “He’s at school today [Thursday] but there’s a good chance he’s going to be involved on Saturday.

“He’s a good player. He’s strong. He’s quick. He’s one we definitely think has got a right chance.”

It has been a prolific time for youngsters breaking into Football League first-teams with their opponents’ very own Mason Bennett and Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Jordan Ibe both making the headlines in recent weeks.

Gordan-Hutton would become Peterborough’s second youngest player if he were to get on the pitch on Saturday, only behind now Premier League star Matthew Etherington who made his debut for the club at the age of 15 years and 262 days in 1996.

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