Spalding United star Jonny Lockie scored in the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League’s Integro Cup on Tuesday night to earn another shot at the big time.
The Tulips teenager has been invited for a trial at Burton Albion after scouts from the Championship club saw him score the first goal in his side’s 2-0 victory in the competition’s second round at EVO-STIK NPL Premier Division high-fliers Rushall Olympic on Tuesday night.
The 17-year-old striker – who recently returned to his EVO-STIK NPL First Division South club from a loan spell at Boston Town following a temporary move to Holbeach United earlier this season – earned a trial at Premier League champions Leicester City last season and the interest of a host of clubs with his prolific form in Spalding’s U18s and reserve team.
Tulips manager Dave Frecklington is backing Lockie to make the most of his chance with Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion after the impact he’s made at Sir Halley Stewart Field since signing for the Lincolnshire club, pictured.
Frecklington said: “He performed well and scored a good goal on Tuesday night which added to that interest from Burton Albion. If he keeps going, he has got all the right attributes.
“He’s a prospect who will attract attention because of his age and ability. He’s a prospect who will attract attention because of his age and ability.”