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13 July 2017 : Posh Striker Reported As Tuesday Night Trialist
Yeovil Town would appear to have Peterborough United striker Matt Stevens on trial. The 19 year old is another of Tuesday night's unnamed players that are believed to have taken to the field during the second half of the 2-1 win at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Overall there were nine unnamed players present at the match, with former Plymouth Argyle striker Louis Rooney and former Exeter City midfielder Tom McCready and former Harrogate Town goalkeeper Peter Crook believed to have played in that fixture - others have been guessed at by fans at the game, but not with total success.

Stevens is one that there appears to be more certainty about. He was present at a club training session, and was photographed warming up at the Bob Lucas Stadium on Tuesday. Several Peterborough United supporters on social media have identified him as their player - they were aware that Stevens was training away from London Road, but until this point were not certain as to where he was.

Born on February 12th 1998 in Guildford, he has had an unusual start to his sporting career - he initially was a boxer, with his father being 1970s professional boxer Les Stevens. He stopped boxing at the age of 15, having also represented Aldershot Town, Farnborough and Reading at youth levels during that time. He joined Barnet's scholarship programme in the summer of 2014 and ultimately became their youngest ever first team player, at 16 years and 204 days when he came on as a substitute in a National League match against Alfreton Town.

Stevens made a small handful of appearances for Barnet before Peterborough United moved in during the summer of 2016, giving him a three year contract. Since then he's struggled to break into their side, with just two substitute appearances to his name. He spent the second half of the English 2016-17 season on loan at Sligo Rovers, where he made ten appearances - all from the substitute's bench - scoring one goal.

Given Stevens has a contract running until the summer of 2019 at London Road, he is still a contracted Peterborough player. Hence this trial would appear to be either a view to a loan deal, or that they are looking to cut his stay short of the current arrangements.


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