Keeper extends Blues stay

Darryl Flahavan Picture: Joe Pepler
Darryl Flahavan Picture: Joe Pepler
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Darryl Flahavan has signed on for another month with Pompey.

The club’s number two goalkeeper – and younger brother to the former Pompey star Aaron – signed for the Blues on a month-to-month contract earlier this season.

He has yet to make his Pompey debut as understudy to the ever-present Jamie Ashdown.

But the 33-year-old has been on the bench for every game since his arrival in August and boss Steve Cotterill has previously insisted that he would have no qualms in turning to Flahavan if required.

The former Southend keeper has played twice for the reserves this season, keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.

Cotterill opted to sign the experienced Flahavan over youngster Liam O’Brien, who has since gone on to earn a deal at League Two Barnet.

Pompey have recently run the rule over a Swedish goalkeeper who spent time on trial at the club’s Eastleigh training base.

But Flahavan’s new deal now gives Cotterill further goalkeeping cover for at least another month.