Pompey Academy: Getting to know... Kyle McDowell
Every week in the Sports Mail we are quizzing one of Pompey's young hopefuls and now it's the turn of Kyle McDowell...
Nickname: Kyler, Lloyd Christmas
Time at Pompey: Seven years
Previous clubs: Bognor
Who is your football hero?
What has been your best moment in football to date?
I represented Scotland in the International Youth Cup
What is your best attribute as a player?
My one-on-one defending and speed
What is your best piece of advice?
Don’t stop trying
Who is your favourite player in Pompey’s current squad?
Are you good at any other sports?
I’m okay at tennis and swimming
Are there any other sportsmen or women in your family?
My mother players tennis
What are your hobbies outside of football?
Playing Fifa 17 Pro Clubs with Harvey Bradbury and chilling with friends
What would you be doing if you were not a footballer?
I would most probably be a singer
Do you have any phobias or superstitions?
I have to eat a banana before every game
Which three celebrities would you invite to dinner?
Morgan Freeman, David Attenborough and Boris Johnson
And what is your signature dish?
Boursin and crackers
What are you glued to on the box?
Kicking & Screaming
What’s playing on your iPod?
At the moment it’s mainly Christmas songs, so I’ve got some Michael Buble on there.
But there’s a bit of Justin Bieber – Life Is Worth Living – too.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Playing consistently in Pompey’s first team