Released Portsmouth Academy youngster Josh Flint joins Bognor in permanent deal

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Bognor have confirmed the signing of Pompey youth product Josh Flint on a permanent deal.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been released by the Blues – and the Isthmian League premier division side have been quick to snap him up.

A Rocks tweet on Friday night said: ‘Welcome, Josh Flint! The young midfield prospect has signed for the Rocks after being released by Pompey today.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

‘Josh is a familiar figure at the club, having already played for us this season on loan - he goes into the squad for the Isthmian League home game versus Folkestone.’

Flint, from Waterlooville, had been with Pompey since he was 11.

The former Fratton Park season-ticket holder scored and helped himself to an assist in September’s 3-1 Trophy victory over Norwich under-21s.

It represented his Blues debut, having emerged through the academy set-up alongside Bradley Lethbridge, Joe Hancott and Leon Maloney.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Flint later started the final EFL Trophy group match at Oxford United, although was substituted at half-time for Gareth Evans in the 2-2 draw.

Released Pompey youngster Josh FlintReleased Pompey youngster Josh Flint
Released Pompey youngster Josh Flint

Another young player released by Pompey, defender Joe Dandy, has also been playing for the Rocks.

Meanwhile, Dan Smith, who left the Blues last year, is Bognor's top scorer.

In addition the Rocks currently have defenders Harry Kavanagh and Matt Casey plus striker Brad Lethbridge on various loans from Fratton Park.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.