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Leicester invite non-league striker Joshua Gordon on trial - sources

Leicester City have invited non-league striker Joshua Gordon on trial, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

Gordon has impressed this season at seventh-tier Northern Premier Division side Stafford Rangers this season.

The 22-year-old, who can play as a forward or a winger, is Staffford's top scorer this season with 10 goals despite only joining the club from Nantwich Town in October.

Gordon, who started his career at Stoke City, has been catching the eye of several clubs higher up the football ladder, with Derby County credited with an interest in his services during last month's transfer window.

However, Leicester are now ready to offer Gordon the chance to win a move to the Premier League by taking him on trial next week after being alerted to the forward's talents.

Gordon will spend next week training with Leicester so that the reigning Premier League champions can have a look at him at close quarters.

A number of Premier League clubs are now scouting the non-league scene in search of new players, with Arsenal having signed Gordon's former teammate and friend Cohen Bramall last month after he impressed on trial.

Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.

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