The exciting Portsmouth young guns ready to make their mark against West Ham

Pompey are ready to give some of their brightest youngsters a chance to make an impact against West Ham under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy tomorrow night. We take a look at the prospects out to seize an opportunity to make a mark at Fratton Park.

Monday, 9th November 2020, 5:01 pm

Alfie Stanley

Has made a big impression after a goal-laden campaign with the academy last term, where the 18-year-old bagged 26 strikes.

The third-year scholar has been in and around the first-team set-up this term and was named on the bench at Lincoln last week, after Lee Brown’s late injury.

The striker, who’s from the city, has been out on loan at Bognor this season and has earned comparisons to Conor Chaplin for his style of play from Kenny Jackett.

Gerard Storey

Midfielder signed a two-year scholarship last year and has been featuring under Shaun Gale at Gosport, after moving to Privett Park on loan.

From left: Eoin Teggart, Harry Kavanagh and Alfie Stanley

Storey arrived from Portadown last year where the 18-year-old had already picked up senior experience, along with Northern Ireland youth international honours.

The confident and outgoing talent is the grandson of legendary boxing trainer Gerry Storey MBE, who’s worked with the likes of Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton.

Harvey Rew

Gosport lad signed a two-year deal with the club last year and made his debut in the EFL Trophy at Oxford last October - becoming the ninth youngest player since the war in the process.

The 18-year-old operates as a left-back but can also play further up the pitch and has made good progress, with the Wales youth international signing his senior contract just a few months after beginning his academy scholarship.

Eoin Teggart

The Northern Ireland winger is a third-year scholar and arrived from Cliftonville in 2018 for an undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old started in the EFL Trophy win against Norwich in September last year, and also featured against the Canaries’ under-23 side when joining the senior squad for the pre-season training camp at Five Lakes in Essex.

Joined Gosport on loan in September, but has earned plenty of plaudits from staff for his potential with his attributes likened to ‘gold dust’ by assistant manager Joe Gallen.

Harry Kavanagh

The right-back joined Teggart and Stanley in signing a third-year scholarship deal in the summer.

The 18-year-old, who is from the city, captained the academy last season and gained experience out on loan with Bognor before the season was curtailed, as well as appearing in the Premier League Cup for the Blues.

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