Portsmouth teenage prospect Haji Mnoga overcomes nerves as he celebrates winning return from injury

Haji Mnoga admitted he had to overcome nerves on his Pompey return.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 10:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 12:05 am

The teenage defender was back in the first-team fray for the 2-1 EFL Trophy win at Walsall tonight.

It represented a landmark for Mnoga after being sidelined by a freak foot injury picked up at Victorious.Festival in August.

The former Trafalgar School pupil admitted the adrenalin was pumping as he picked up his fourth senior appearance.

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Mnoga said: ‘I was nervous.

‘I wanted to get out there and show what I can do.

‘So I was nervous going into it but pleased I was able to play and I felt I did okay as well.

‘I’m just looking for the chance to prove myself.’

Haji Mnoga on his Pompey return tonight. Picture: Paul Thompson/ProSportsImages