Chip off the old block? Nuttell jnr called up for Boston United match at Sleaford

Jordan Nuttell in action against Bradford in the FA Youth Cup. Below: Dad Micky in United colours.
Jordan Nuttell in action against Bradford in the FA Youth Cup. Below: Dad Micky in United colours.

BOSTON United boss Jason Lee will run the rule over teenage prospect Jordan Nuttell tonight.

The young striker – son of ex-Pilgrims striker Micky – has been called up to play in a practice match against United Counties League Premier outfit Sleaford Town tonight.

Boston utd v Harrogate

Boston utd v Harrogate

“Jordan’s trained with us, but he’ll be involved because I want to see him in the flesh,” Lee told The Standard.

Although just 16, and two years younger than most of his teammates, Nuttell was an integral part of the United youth team which reached the third round of the FA Youth Cup, before being knocked out by Championship side Burnley.

And, because of his height, Nuttell was filling in at centre back, not his natural position.

He has also played with the reserve team and trained with the first team so far this season.

Also likely to feature are Tony Edwards, Chris Hall and Leon Constantine – players who haven’t seen much game time lately.

“I want some of the boys who are not playing to get a game,” Lee continued, explaining tonight’s fixture at Eslaforde Park.

“The first team and reserves both play on Saturdays so there are people not getting a game.

“People who sit on our bench can’t get a game with the reserves as they play at the same time.

“I’d like to see Edwards play more and Hally needs minutes.

“Constantine hasn’t had a full 90 for us yet.”

Lee also hinted a few trialists may also be given a run out.

Nuttell jnr’s family already have a legacy at York Street.

Dad Micky had five spells with the Pilgrims during his playing career, including helping the club lift the Dr Martens League title.

Meanwhile, his uncle Derrick was part of the squad which reached Wembley for the final of the 1985 FA Trophy.