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3 Portsmouth youngsters that will be eyeing up a starting spot next season

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Portsmouth are well known for producing good youth players through their academy, who eventually make the step up to the first-team.

Jack Whatmough and Ben Close are two examples of this at the moment, and Kenny Jackett has been keen to give youth a chance in the Leasing.com trophy competition this season.

The disappointing news is that one youngster that was tipped for big things at the club left during January – Leon Maloney, who joined Dutch second division side FC Volendam.

Despite that, there will be other talents willing to make that step up and push for recognition in time for next season.

Here, we take a look at three talented Pompey youngsters you should keep an eye on…

Haji Mnoga

The 17-year-old central defender is highly thought of at Pompey, signing an 18-month professional contract at the club during December.

He has represented England at under-17 level, and has made two League One matchday squads this season for Kenny Jackett’s side.

He last featured for the first-team in the Leasing.com trophy quarter-final tie against Peterborough United last campaign.

Eoin Teggart

The forward, who is 18 on February 6th, is one of Portsmouth’s brightest prospects, and has featured for the club this season once in the EFL Trophy.

His talent earned him a call-up to Northern Ireland’s under-19’s team in November, he could be well on the way to making more of an impression on Kenny Jackett next season if players depart the club this summer.

Pompey signed the young winger on a scholarship from Danske Bank Premiership side Cliftonville in 2018.

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Matthew Casey

Casey signed a professional deal in June with the Fratton Park club, and has featured for Pompey on three occasions in last season’s winning run in the Checkatrade trophy.The defender was on the bench for Portsmouth’s away trip to Accrington in December, and could be a part of next season’s first team squad if he continues to work hard with the under-23’s. He has also spent time on loan this season at Havant & Waterlooville.


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