Date: 16th November 2018 at 3:21pm
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He’s had to wait a while, but Louis Dennis was finally able to make his Fratton Park debut for Pompey against Tottenham’s U21 side in the 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy win on Tuesday.

Obviously, as we would expect, this result and opportunity afforded him left him “buzzing.”

Dennis, 26, was something of a surprise arrival last summer when Kenny Jackett brought him to the south coast, but the boss wouldn’t have signed him if he didn’t feel he could do a job. However, with others performing so well ahead of him the forward has had to bide his time, which means when his chance comes he has to take it.

As I say, Dennis has had to wait for this chance but having shown patience and impressed it’s now hoped – from some posting on social media – that further opportunities will follow.

If further chances aren’t going to come for Dennis in the coming months he could well leave for a loan spell perhaps? Fans of his former club Bromley have already started talking about him returning from whence he came, albeit in a temporary capacity.

Yes, Dennis did well, but he wasn’t the only one who impressed. Jackett changed the entire starting XI from the one to overcome Maidenhead in the FA Cup with Danny Rose getting a rare chance too.

Dennis did well, but Rose’s contribution was also praised with it hoped the midfielder can become another who will move a little closer to the boss’ first-team plans when it comes to League One too.

There was some great stuff shown by Dennis, as can be seen in this video montage from his full 90-minutes played as he also set up two of our three goals on the night.


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