Westley sees a ‘bright future’ ahead for teenage youth prospect

Jo N'Guessan came off the bench against Wolves. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Jo N'Guessan came off the bench against Wolves. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Jo N’Guessan, who was playing on loan in the Calor League earlier this season, came off the bench against Wolves

Graham Westley says Jo N’Guessan has a ‘bright future’ ahead of him after the attacking player came off the bench against Wolves to make only his second appearance for the Stevenage first team.

The 19-year-old looked lively on Tuesday in his first game of the season for the club, with his only other appearance for the side coming on the final day of last season.

A product of the club’s youth academy, N’Guessan had a successful spell at Arlesey Town earlier this season where he scored seven times in 12 games.

Injury had kept him away from the side until Tuesday, and after the match Westley said: “These are the moments that you hope will start to build a career for a young man.

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“He’s a product of the youth scheme and it would have been good for him to experience this type of game, this type of opposition.

“In some respects it will be an eye opener, he probably would have felt the force of a couple of challenges out there that were new to him.

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“He’s a bright young prospect, he’s got good pace, he can get a goal off the shoulder and I’m sure there will be good things from him in the future.”

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