Age: 20 *
At Club Since: April 2016
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 24(3) *
From being one of the most hyped youngsters in the club’s recent history, to now being something of an afterthought, Jordan Ponticelli faces a crucial year in. A loan spell to Macclesfield Town last season should have been his big chance to demonstrate his goalscoring talents in the senior game, but a cruel injury early into his time at the club robbed him of an important year in his development. With there being significant competition for places in attack, Ponticelli is likely to have to pick up further experience out on loan before he is trusted as a serious option in Mark Robins’ attack.
One of the best natural finishers at the club in recent years, what Ponticelli requires is partially to develop and round-off his game outside of the box but, more importantly, he needs a run of games to demonstrate what he is capable of. He hasn’t been helped thus far in his career by Mark Robins largely using him as a late substitute and often out of position, but showed in his three league goals thus far that he is someone who will score some impressive finishes if given time on the pitch.
*As of 01/07/2019