Portsmouth have taken American goalkeeper Duncan Turnball on trial as they assess their goalkeeping options.
The news was confirmed by BBC journalist Andrew Moon today on Twitter.
#Pompey have taken 6 feet 7 American goalkeeper Duncan Turnball on trial
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) February 13, 2020
The University of Notre Dame graduate is believed to have trained with the Pompey senior squad today and will train with them tomorrow as he looks to earn a contract at Fratton Park.
Manager Kenny Jackett is believed to be considering his options in between the sticks following the January loan of Luke McGee to Bradford and Petar Durin’s recent departure from the south coast club.
The 21-year-old keeper was named in the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Soccer Team for the 2019 season and was chosen by MLS side Houston Dynamos in the third round of the MLS 2020 SuperDraft.
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Alex Bass and Craig MacGillivray are currently the only two senior goalkeepers on the books at Fratton Park.
Portsmouth continue to show an interest in Lewes keeper Taylor Seymour who has impressed during a four-week trial and will continue to train with Pompey until the end of the season.
Turnball has height on his side at 6’7″ and while he may not be the most experienced, he will be learning a lot over his couple of days at Portsmouth.
Jackett appears to be prioritising a young keeper who can come in and serve as third choice if he has to with Turnball presenting himself as an option following his university education in America.
The keeper’s attitude and application will be crucial if he is to secure a contract at Fratton Park.