Fikk proffkontrakt på 17-årsdagen sin

Toby Steward er på blokka til flere Premier League-klubber. Nå har han signert proffkontrakt med Pompey fram til sommeren 2024.

NYHETER: Han har trent regelmessig med førstelaget denne sesongen, og ved sju anledninger har han også vært på benken når førstelaget har spilt kamp. Debuten for førstelaget har han ikke fått ennå, men han har da også vært kun 16 år i denne perioden.

Lørdag 12. februar fylte han 17 år og han fikk proffkontrakt med Pompey i fødselsdagsgave. Steward skrev under på en kontrakt som går ut 2023/24-sesongen.

Steward har ikke bare imponert Pompeys trenerteam. En rekke Premier League-klubber skal ha han på blokka si og flere viste sin interesse for å få ham til sin klubb. Han har også vært på det engelske fotballforbundets talentsamlinger for potensielle England-keepere.

SE OGSÅ: Toby Stewards spillerprofil


Danny Cowleys kommentarer til proffkontrakten

«We want to congratulate Toby and everyone at the academy who has worked with him to get to this level. He’s got such a dedication and commitment to want to get better and I always see him working in the gym. You can see his development – mentally, physically and technically – and it’s been great to witness that.

There’s a lot of growth to come, but he can be anything he wants to be and has a great family supporting him. We’re delighted that we’ve offered him a professional contract and hopefully it shows the other boys in the academy that there’s a pathway here.

They know that if they’ve got dreams of playing for Pompey, then there’s a possibility if you can match your talent with your work ethic.”


Toby Stewards kommentarer

«I’m really proud and grateful. I’ve been at this club since under-10 level and it’s always been a dream. My family have been incredibly supportive during all my years at the club and now the hard work continues.

In the short-term I want to build up my skills and become a better goalkeeper, while in the long-term I want to get into the first team. I’m looking to push as far as I can with this club and Gavin is someone who’s a real inspiration to me.

He’s a young keeper and it’s really inspirational to watch him and see what I can bring to my own game. Bassy has also been great, as well as (goalkeeping coach) Michael Poke. They’ve told me to trust the process and don’t get frustrated.”