The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Inside Today’s Telegraph - By Alan Swann @PTAlanSwann

Posh boss Grant McCann in­sists 17 year-old striker Deon Moore is the real deal.

Moore has burst from the youth team ranks to chal­lenge for aplace in the Posh start­ing line-up.

And McCann in­sists Moore is there on merit. He’d hap­pily throw him into the League One match against Port Vale at the ABAX Sta­dium on Satur­day.

Moore has made one first­team ap­pear­ance so far, as a sub­sti­tute in the 6-1 home de­feat at the hands of Nor­wich Un­der 23s in the Check a trade Tro­phy.

“Deon de­serves to be in the first-team squad,” McCann stated. “I don’t look at his age, I look at his abil­ity. Heis a very gifted striker.

“He’s a man in my eyes any­way. He’s strong, quick, tech­ni­cally good and he can run in be­hind de­fend­ers.

“I like him a lot and I wouldn’t hes­i­tate to play him in a League One match.

“Posh fans saw a glimpse of him in the Nor­wich game, but that’s all it was. They will love him.

“Leo Da Silva Lopes has shown that 17 year-olds can thrive in League One. Deon will be the same.”

Grant McCann is a big fan of 17 year-old striker Deon Moore.

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