Lee Wort is in the Accrington Stanley squad to face Premier League Burnley

Wort in Accrington squad to face Premier League Burnley

Wort in Accrington squad to face Premier League Burnley

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Lee Wort is in the Accrington Stanley squad to face Premier League side Burnley tomorrow.

The Sholing hot-shot striker, who scored more than 50 goals as the Boatmen won the FA Vase and the Sydenhams Premier Division last season, is currently on a weeklong trial at the League Two outfit with manager and ex-Saints striker James Beattie.

Stanley face the Clarets in a pre-season friendly at the Crown Ground tomorrow (3pm) and the 22-year-old ace is in the team.

Wort said: “I’m in the squad against Burnley and hopefully I can feature at some point.”

He arrived in Accrington on Thursday night to watch his potential new club draw 2-2 with Blackburn Rovers.

Since arriving, he said: “Everything’s going well, I’m really enjoying it.

“I’m learning new stuff every day – all is going well.

"I'm just taking every day as it comes and I'm not trying to think about that (any contract offer) yet.

"I just want to focus on training and showing the team what I can do."

Wort admitted he is keen to show Beattie, who scored 76 goals in more than 200 appearances at St Mary’s, his own goal-scoring abilities earlier this week as he attempts to engineer a move.

Ahead of the trial, Wort said: “I'm looking forward to meeting up with Beattie.

“We met in Southampton not long after the FA Vase final and had a chat about coming on trial.

“He told me how they work at Accrington.

“I'm keen to show him what I can do.

“Hopefully he sees the potential in me and I'll just work hard.

“I'm just going to try and do everything I did at Sholing which was score goals and work hard.

“Hopefully that will be enough to impress him.”

Wort's name was passed to Beattie by several local football people and he requested to meet following the famous Wembley victory.

If the trial ends unsuccessfully he admitted he wouldn't hesitate to return to the Silverlake Arena where Sholing are preparing for life in the Southern League South & West Division One.

Although there is a rumour that suggests Southern Premier League side Poole Town could pounce on the striker if the Accrington trial fails.

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