Sligo Rovers sign striker from West Ham development squad

Jaanai Gordon links up again with Dave Robertson

Jaanai Gordon, West Ham

West Ham United's Jaanai Gordon (left) and West Bromwich Albion's Donervorn Daniels (right) during the Barclays U21 Premier League match at Rush Green Stadium, Essex (Picture by: Adam Davy / PA Archive/PA Images)

Sligo Rovers have confirmed the loan signing of Jaanai Gordon from West Ham.

The 20-year links up with manager Dave Robertson Bit o' Red squad until the end of August.

The striker played for Robertson at Peterborough as a youth player, and has recently been on loan at Chelmsford City and Nuneaton Town.

"I have known Jaanai for a long time. I watched him through his journey," said Robertson.

"He signed first for the under-12s and came all the way through the system. He got fast-tracked into the first team and made his debut in the Championship at 16 years of age. That attracted a lot of interest from some of the big clubs and he was sold at the age of 17. He has developed really well since and still has two and a half years left on his contract."