Peterborough United fans could be seeing a lot more of Jaanai Gordon.
The youth striker was handed his senior debut as a second-half substitute as Posh suffered a 2-0 defeat against Wolves at London Road yesterday (September 22).
Gordon became the sixth youngest player to appear for the club in their Football League history at 16 years and 259 days old. He was just one day older than another young striking prodigy, Andy Furnell, when he made his debut in 1993.
And boss Darren Ferguson insists he will have no qualms in throwing Gordon into the heat of a Championship relegation battle on a regular basis.
“I put him on yesterday and I will definitely do it again,” said Ferguson.
“I thought Jaanai did fine. He is only 16 and obviously still has a lot to learn, but he gave us a bit of energy straight away.
“He knocked a centre-back to the ground and had a shot. I know it was a foul but the fans were all over it. “They want to see things like that. Sometimes it only takes a tackle or a sprint or a clearance to get people going because it shows that you care.”
Ferguson chose to send on Gordon for the final quarter-of-an-hour against Wolves even though senior striker Emile Sinclair was also among his substitutes.