FOOTBALL: Spalding United striker given chance to shine at Burton Albion

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Teenager Jonny Lockie could swap Spalding United for a professional career in the Sky Bet Championship.

He has been invited for a trial with Nigel Clough’s Burton Albion after impressing the Brewers’ scout on Tuesday night.

Lockie got the opening goal as the Tulips caused a shock at Premier Division high-fliers Rushall Olympic in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League’s Integro Cup.

The 17-year-old has only recently returned from a loan spell at Boston Town following a temporary move to Holbeach United earlier this season.

Last term he went on trial at Leicester City following prolific form in Spalding’s under-18s and reserve team.

Lockie has also earned a call-up to the Lincolnshire Football Association under-18 representative side.

Jonny Lockie in action for Spalding United against Stocksbridge Park Steels this season

Jonny Lockie in action for Spalding United against Stocksbridge Park Steels this season

Boss Dave 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.

Dave Frecklington