Accrington Stanley Academy Manager Paul Lodge has paid tribute to Academy player Jordan Moseley who died suddenly this week.
The 15-year-old, from Middleton, had been a member of the Stanley Academy for a number of years and was a ball boy for first team matches. He was a season ticket holder at Manchester City with his dad Gary and mum Tracy.
“Jordan was a lovely boy, he was a good player and the type of player every manager loves. He played on the wing, was a great athlete and a good runner. He was one we were watching for the future,” said Lodge.
“Jordan was a credit to his family, he always worked hard, he was very popular and will be missed.
“All the Academy lads knew Jordan and it's been a huge shock to the staff and the players.”
Stanley boss John Coleman said: “We are all shocked and saddened by what has happened. You get upset about results and then something like this happens, it's a million times worse.”
The Under 18s game against Rochdale at Nelson this Saturday is set to go ahead, with the agreement of the Academy staff and players.
Accrington Stanley would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for Jordan and we will pass them onto Jordan's family.