Matlock Town Academy goalkeeper Jordan Pierrepont is set to go on trial with Sheffield Wednesday as development products continue to impress.

Pierrepont has been impressing within the Gladiators’ ranks over the course of the current and previous season, which has culminated in the interest from the Championship side. The ‘keeper is due to join up with the Wednesday academy squad over the course of this week and Town’s Development Manager and Academy Director Justin Tellus was not surprised at the interest in Pierrepont.

“Jordan, technically and physically, has all the attributes to make it in the professional game,” he said. “He has always been a special talent from when we picked him up as a schoolboy.

“I’ve seen a huge improvement in his Performances over the last year and that makes this news no surprise at all.”

In a rotational ‘keeping role with fellow academy stopper Alfie Smith-Eccles, the pair have proved a safe pair of hands and played a vital role in guiding the reserves to a fifth place spot in the league. Pierrepont’s trial with Wednesday comes after Zak Brunt’s recent trial with Leicester City and also Max Hunt’s transfer to Derby County, three examples of the great work being done in Town’s ranks.

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