Teddy's boy in Blues trial

IPSWICH are giving a trial to the son of ex-England striker Teddy Sheringham.Sixteen-year-old Charlie appeared for the Town youth team in their 1-0 away win over Arsenal on Saturday.

By Mel Henderson

IPSWICH are giving a trial to the son of ex-England striker Teddy Sheringham.

Sixteen-year-old Charlie appeared for the Town youth team in their 1-0 away win over Arsenal on Saturday.

The youngster came off the bench to play a part in an excellent win and remains on trial at Portman Road.

Sheringham, now starring for Championship promotion hopefuls West Ham, was an interested

spectator at the game in London.

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His son also played in a friendly match against Redbridge, which took place at the club's Bent Lane training ground last week.

He was on the books at Tottenham, with whom his father had two successful spells, as a schoolboy.

But after his release from White Hart Lane earlier this year he is trying to find another club where he can complete his football education. He has also had trials with Millwall, another of his famous father's previous clubs, and Bournemouth.

Sheringham Jr slotted home the winning spot-kick in a penalty shoot-out as the Cherries' Under-18 side KO'd Newport County in the Youth Alliance Cup.

That prompted at least one national newspaper to report at the weekend that Charlie had signed for Bournemouth - but that is definitely not the case.

He will be back at Bent Lane later this week, doing his best to impress academy director Bryan Klug and earn a place alongside other teenage hopefuls.

Meanwhile, Town striker Darren Bent will be hoping to maintain his sensational strike rate for England's Under-21 side in Azerbaijan tomorrow.

Bent's goal in Friday's 2-0 home win over Wales at Blackburn on Friday night was his seventh in nine appearances, all as a substitute.

Shefki Kuqi netted twice as Finland beat Armenia 3-1 on Saturday. The Town striker scored once in each half on his return to the national side.

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