Portsmouth youngster to provide timely boost with welcome return from injury

Pompey loanee Matt Casey is closing in on a Gosport Borough return.

Friday, 9th November 2018, 9:30 am
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 10:23 am
Matt Casey. Picture: Neil Marshall

The talented 18-year-old centre-back fractured his collarbone when making his Gosport bow in an FA Cup clash earlier in the campaign.

But he is now training again and will be a very important addition to the Borough ranks.

He's on track to make a return in Gosport's next game.

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They host Taunton Town on Saturday, November 17 in the Southern League premier division south.

Borough player-boss Craig McAllister is looking forward to having the Pompey youngster back in his team after a very bright debut.

He said: '˜Matt Casey is now back from his fractured collarbone.

'˜He's going to be back with us.

'˜The injury was really unfortunate because he came in and did really well for us in his only game.

'˜Matt is back training, he's been back for a few weeks, so we'll see where he is in the next week or two.' Casey is highly thought of Fratton Park.

He was handed a third year scholarship by Pompey in May 2018, following a good two-year spell within the club's under-18s.

Gosport are currently 14th in the league but have been struggling to get wins in recent weeks.