Pompey Academy: Getting to know... Kyle McDowell

Kyle McDowell
Kyle McDowell
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Every week in the Sports Mail we are quizzing one of Pompey’s young hopefuls and now it’s the turn of Kyle McDowell...

Age: 17

Nickname: Kyler, Lloyd Christmas

Position: Left-back

Time at Pompey: Seven years

Previous clubs: Bognor

Who is your football hero?

Ashley Cole

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?

Enda Stevens

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