Hopeful Orlando made to wait for his chance to win pro deal

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A water-logged pitch put paid to any chances of play at the Samsung Win a Pro Contract final in Swindon last weekend, meaning MK’s Orlando Joao will have to wait until this Sunday to prove himself.

The talented full-back from the Lakes Estate hopes he can stand out in front of scouts from Leyton Orient, Swindon and Wycombe Wanderers and pick up a professional contract.

The final of the competition was scheduled to be played at Swindon Town’s County Ground last Saturday, but heavy rainfall meant the pitch was unplayable.

The game has been rearranged and will take place this Sunday.