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FOOTBALL: Stein says Isaac can play at a higher standard
Banbury United’s pacy forward Kynan Isaac could sign for Luton Town, if he impresses at the Skrill Premier side.
Isaac, 20, who last season had an unsuccessful trial at Ipswich, has spent the week at the Bedfordshire club and played for their development side in a 3-2 midweek win over Northampton.
And boss Edwin Stein is optimistic the former Oxford City forward can make the transition to a higher level.
“Luton approached us about taking him on trial and I heavily recommended they take him,” said Stein, who this week celebrated his one-year anniversary as Puritans boss.
“I told then that with full-time training, Kynan can be a great asset to them. So we’ll see how that goes.”
Banbury could give a debut to Dominic Lawless for tomorrow’s Premier Division trip to AFC Totton.
The 24-year-old striker is added to the squad after signing from Bedford Town.
“We haven’t been scoring enough goals,” Stein added. We are creating chances, but haven’t put them away.
“Hopefully, Dominic can help us.”
Back in the fold is Adeyinka Talabi, who came through a behind closed doors friendly against a Barnet development side unscathed after ankle and groin injuries.
Former Barnet boss Stein added: “With us having no game last weekend we arranged it to stay sharp.
“It also gave us a chance to give Ade a run-out. We lost 3-0, but we gave a good account of ourselves.”
Although Totton are second from bottom, Stein says they should not be underestimated.
He added: “As we saw against Cirencester (Banbury lost 2-1 in the FA Cup) struggling teams have a habit of lifting their performances against better sides, so we have to guard against complacency.”
Banbury Utd (v AFC Totton, away): from Bedwell, Cray, Westwood, Bridges, Blossom, Ryan, Fraser-Allen, Martin, Talabi, Isaac, Morgan Simpson, Mbamarah, Lawless, Pinto, McNulty, Evangelinos, Menezes, Abrahams. Banbury are hosting an evening with former Peterborough boss Barry Fry on Friday, October 25.
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