Former Portsmouth youngster's career takes him to Holland

Former Pompey youngster Josh Flint's career has taken him to Holland.
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The Waterlooville lad featured for FC Volendam on Saturday ahead of the upcoming season.

Flint was released from Fratton Park in January after coming through the Blues' youth ranks.

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The former Crookhorn College pupil made two Leasing.com Trophy appearances for his boyhood club, scoring on debut in a 3-1 win over Norwich under-21s.

After his Pompey departure, Flint had a trial with League Two outfit Walsall before joining Bogor on a permanent basis.

However, the 19-year-old is now in the Netherlands, taking the same trajectory as his former Pompey team-mate Leon Maloney.

Flint is on trial with the Dutch second-tier side's reserves and featured in a goalless draw against OFC Oostzaan on Saturday.

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The former Fratton Park season-ticket holder told Volendam Inside: ‘I'm a 19-year-old boy from England who can cover the whole left, but preferably back and half position.

Josh Flint. Picture: Joe PeplerJosh Flint. Picture: Joe Pepler
Josh Flint. Picture: Joe Pepler

‘In the past I played with Leon Maloney at Portsmouth. Right now I'm out of club and I hope to have a chance at FC Volendam during this trial period.

′My first impression of the club is positive, everything is professional and well arranged.

‘The training sessions are tough, but at a good level and it's good to be able to test myself.’

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The Isle of Wight winger spent a brief period training with Volendam earlier in the season before making a permanent switch.

Maloney scored one goal in five appearances for the Blues, while he was included on the bench for a number of League One, FA Cup and Carabao Cup games.