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Lavery Nets Twice as Reserves Thrash Posh
Lavery Nets Twice as Reserves Thrash Posh
Tuesday, 20th Sep 2011 16:55

Northern Ireland U21 international striker Caolan Lavery gave his hopes of winning a professional contract a further boost by netting twice as the reserves beat Peterborough United 5-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Jaime Peters and Ronan Murray were the other scorers.

Ívar Ingimarsson was again included in the reserves line-up with the Icelander in with a shout of making his second first team appearance for the Blues at Middlesbrough on Saturday with the club waiting to hear the assessment of the knee ligament problem Ibrahima Sonko suffered during last night’s victory over Coventry.

Shane O'Connor, Joe Whight and Cody Cropper were amongst those also involved.

Lavery, 18, has been in a rich vein of form at the start of the season, netting for the U18s on Saturday and again for the reserves in last Tuesday’s 8-1 reserves victory over Gillingham.

The youngster from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada had his academy scholarship extended until October after suffering a knee injury in last November’s FA Youth Cup defeat to Peterborough and missing a large part of the last campaign.

Manager Paul Jewell said last Friday that he's been impressed with Lavery’s improved fitness and attitude and will be making a decision on the striker, who has previously been linked with Leicester and Spurs, in the weeks to come: “He was unlucky because he was injured last year. We gave him until October to prove his fitness and to see if he’s worth a pro contract.

“He’s done well and he’s one we have to make a decision on in the next week or two. Certainly, he’s got good desire.

“He’s come back a lot fitter and shown a good attitude, so we’ll be sitting down to discuss what we’re going to do with him.”

Today’s match was played behind closed doors but where both clubs agree games will be open to the general public with details announced a couple of days beforehand.

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jclark20 added 17:00 - Sep 20
good lad!

TractorBeezer added 17:07 - Sep 20
Well done Caolan!

Sounds like we had quite a strong team out. Does anyone know if O'Connor played? Do we have any spies with some details?

clive_baker added 17:12 - Sep 20
Good lad, sign him up before someone else does!

With Ainsley, Cresswell, Whight, Lavery, Carson, Murray, JET (still only 20) etc we have some good young players coming through. I don't mind a few oldies like Bullard and Bowyer if we have some young talent on the scene too.


tractorgirls added 17:24 - Sep 20
Jet has found his level, did anyone see him warming up yesterday; he has no passion for the game at all...

brittaniaman added 17:35 - Sep 20
I for one miss watching these reserve games.closed doors they call it !!!
perhaps soon they will open them ????

JewellintheTown added 17:57 - Sep 20
Well done lad.

Anyone else think that picture makes him look like an extra from Escape to Victory?

bluelady added 18:02 - Sep 20
Jamie Peters got a game, wow!

nysully added 18:18 - Sep 20
We are still behind 7-6 on aggregate

DutchTownFan added 18:31 - Sep 20
Sign him up!!!

the_gospel added 20:15 - Sep 20
"tractorgirls added 17:24 - Sep 20
Jet has found his level, did anyone see him warming up yesterday; he has no passion for the game at all..."

some fans are frighteningly clueless.

marcus139 added 20:36 - Sep 20
Agreed the gospel. He scored too. He is on a quest to get match fit. You cannot judge by how somebody warms up. George best would never have got a game!

village_blue added 20:47 - Sep 20
Agree with tractorgirls that Jet has finally found his level a complete waste of £1m atm, and you can't tell me that Cardiff were wrong last season when he was not playing first team football regularly .Don't forget that he's also had loan spells at Doncaster and Blackpool and didn't do much there.

marcus139 added 21:25 - Sep 20
Village wotever, go find somewhere else to be the write like one too.

ITFC4daprem added 21:28 - Sep 20
give him a go PJ

ITFCMonk added 21:32 - Sep 20
this guy sounds promising, i think its time for us to give him a pro contract and give him a chance in the first team

RM909 added 00:37 - Sep 21

I've seen negativity on these boards against several players who frankly have deserved it this season but now JET!?


Played in his proper position he's the most exciting attacking player in our squad!

Back_The_Boss added 07:55 - Sep 21

bobble added 07:59 - Sep 21
that will teach em

irishtim added 08:35 - Sep 21
keep up the good work nice 2 hear younger players doing well

petermorris added 10:15 - Sep 21
Hilarious – some of the drivel on here is off the scale. Very funny and thank you TWTD’ers – especially PMASON last week, and now tractorgirls and village(idiot)blue.

Ipswich24 added 11:36 - Sep 21
Seems like we have some exciting young strikers in Murray and Lavery lets get these two onto 1st team bench instead of Ellington

tellitasiseeit added 18:05 - Sep 21
See Cody Cropper was involved? Did he play? Not much of a report on the action. Who played, How long, and how did they perform?. Please let us know.

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