Todd Jordan Deserves A Deal.
Ex-Sheffield Wednesday youth Todd Jordan has surely done enough to earn a contract at Lincoln City after an impressive non-contract period saw him learn the hard way. STMI have been raving about him and the other ex-Owl Oliver, with both rising to the challenge magnificently and delivering. In fact lets get a scout a season ticket at Wednesday reserve and youth team games with a view to securing some loans. Simmo, steel city based, can even save the cash-strapped Imps the petrol money by giving them a lift in each day!
But to Todd, determined to make his way in the game after coming up short at his boyhood heroes. After failing to earn a first year pro deal at Hillsborough he moved to Parkgate in the North East Premier League. Simmo, a lifelong Wednesday fan, brought him in and took a gamble on a lad he felt had the ability to step up. He did, with the 21-year-old left-footed 6′ 3″centre midfielder gratefully grabbing the opportunity.
Todd came on for the last 5 minutes away at Macc but made an impressive full debut at home against Wrexham. We would lose the game 2-1 but his contribution was at the heart of a resurgent Imps performance that deserved better than the scoreline suggests against the then top dogs of the BSP. His brilliant 25 yard curler against Telford, illustrates his versatility and desire to go box-to-box. He is a defensive midfielder by trade, but he has also filled in at left back, with a good eye for a long-range pass. Our resources will need willing bodies to fill in and decent left-footers are hard to come by.
Todd looked shattered during the Tamworth game and was withdrawn, making just a 90th minute appearance in the 5-1 rout of Hyde. Clearly moving up to full time had taken its toll, but he will be all the better for a full pre-season fitness training programme. Go on Simmo give the lad a deal, he has shown he will wear the stripes with pride and earn the right to be one of your Six-foot Soldiers in 2013/14.