Saudi winger handed Pompey trial

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Pompey have handed Saudi Arabian midfielder Mazin Alhuthayfi an academy trial.

The right winger has been invited over to train with the Blues' young guns after impressing the club's contacts in the Middle East.

Alhuthayfi, who plays for Al-Ittihad, will be hoping to catch the eye in a two-week stay on the south coast.

Pompey boss Steve Cotterill is desperate to bolster his paper-thin squad but it remains to be seen whether the triallist has first-team potential.