Date: 12th December 2007 at 5:53pm
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On the day that Sol Campbell again revealed that he is ‘considering his England future’ a player at completely the other end of the scale is hoping that what promises to be a very bright future might kick start at Pompey?

Jerrel Britto is a 15 year old Trinidadian who has spent the last couple of weeks training with Pompey and as he told TTFF media he enjoyed the ‘amazing experience’: ‘It was an amazing experience for me as a 15-year old getting that opportunity to train with a club like Portsmouth.

‘Amazing is the best word I can think of because it was the first time I attended a professional club like that and at first I trained with the Under 16s but then the coaches decided to put me with the Under 18s.

‘At the moment their U18s are described as the best passing team in the youth league in England so it suited my game well.

‘I had the chance to gain the knowledge as well as interact with the other players there’.

Britto is set to return to Pompey again in the New Year and if he does well again he could be offered a contract with the club: ‘overall I had to be patient and do my best. They have asked me to come back for another trial in January, this time without my parents, and if things go well they could keep me with one of their youth teams’.

I know many people might think ‘yes, but we need players now’ but you need to remember the future not just the present, so once again I am delighted to see us doing this.

If it does come off for him hopefully we can see the next Dwight Yorke – football ability wise I mean, not the off the field shenanigans…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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