Portsmouth to continue running the rule over triallist goalkeeper

Pompey will continue to run the rule over Taylor Seymour.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 2:33 pm

The keeper is on trial with the Blues and a decision on his future won’t be made for at least another two weeks.

Seymour, who would be a second-year scholar, currently plays for non-league Lewes and has represented England Colleges.

He featured in the reserves’ 2-2 Premier League Cup draw against Exeter last week, as well as Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Plymouth Argyle in the Premier League Cup.

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Seymour’s performance in treacherous conditions at Home Park impressed Liam Daish, who was in charge of Pompey.

But the professional development phase coach admitted the Blues won’t decide whether they’ll offer the teenage stopper a deal for a fortnight.

Daish said: ‘Taylor has come in and he was very assured. It was difficult conditions at Plymouth but he was very tidy in his play.

‘Each game I’ve watched him, he seems to have settled in a little bit better.

Pompey professional development phase coach Liam Daish was impressed with Taylor Seymour's performance for the reserves at Plymouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘Maybe that has come from confidence because it is hard for a triallist coming in, especially as a goalkeeper.

‘He probably hasn't worked enough with his team-mates and the back four and has had a lot of games without too much training.

‘On Tuesday, he looked very assured and pulled off some good saves.

‘I think it (his future) will be discussed in the next couple of weeks. I know he’s on a four-week trial and is probably two weeks into that.

‘So after that, we’ll sit down and go from there.’

Seymour has also made five appearances for Pompey Academy this season.