Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe brings 15-year-old Jayden Stockley into the equation - but he'll need a note to be excused school for games!

Bournemouth are ready to give youth a chance at Hereford tomorrow night - as long as he can get out of a GCSE algebra class.

Jayden Stockley

Note from the gaffer: Jayden Stockley wants to miss school so he can do games

Coca-Cola League Two leaders Bournemouth travel to Edgar Street in the midst of a crisis, manager Eddie Howe having only 12 fit players available.

So he has sent for 15-year-old Centre of Excellence starlet Jayden Stockley to fill in - but he will need permission from Lytchett Minster School to miss an important maths lesson in his exam year.

The Cherries are four points clear at the top of the table but were forced to use 6ft 2in striker Stockley as an unused substitute for the weekend defeat of Burton Albion.

Howe said: 'I had to phone Jayden's school to get permission to let him play against Burton and I shall call them again to see if they'll let me have him on Tuesday.'

Howe's problems are worsened by the fact he is not allowed to sign any players because of money owed to the Inland Revenue but because of the drastic situation he is faced with, the Football League have given permission to bring in one extra player on a non-contract basis or emergency loan as long his wages do not exceed £500 a week.

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