Southend United to decide on Liverpool's Jason Benton: 'Hard for a lad to deal with League Two'
06 March 2011 02:41
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Southend v Gillingham; Lincoln City v Southend; Shrimpers manager Paul Sturrock will decide Monday on whether or not to sign Reds youngster Jason Banton on emergency loan. Jason Banton: On his way to the Shrimpers?He's 18, can also play on the left-wing, and has previouse experience with Arsenal and Blackburn before arriving at Liverpool in January. Jason Benton is a decent prospect, and has been training throughout the last week with the Shrimpers as Blues boss Paul Sturrock looks to increase his striking options.The Tottenham-born Banton came on as a second-half substitute for the Anfield side during their 9-0 of the Southend under-18's in their FA Youth Cup Fifth Round tie which became a Valentine's Day massacre.However, Luggy has not done too well with his loan signings this season, and as any parent knows, teenagers are hell to deal with!Sturrock told www.echo-news.co.uk: "I told Jason that I would deliberate over the weekend and then tell him my decision on Monday but it's hard for an 18-year-old to come in and deal with League Two. I tried it with the boy German from QPR and Jarvis from Cardiff and it's difficult for them so I have a few things to think about."