Young gun on way back to Pompey to stake claim

Adam Webster. Picture: Sarah Standing (131975-2018)
Adam Webster. Picture: Sarah Standing (131975-2018)
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Adam Webster will return from his Aldershot loan spell after this weekend.

Although, the 18-year-old’s immediate availability for Pompey is hampered by an injury.

The defender has made 21 appearances and established himself as a regular at the Skrill Premier club since the start of the season.

His displays, largely in the centre of defence, have impressed the Shots faithful as he has blossomed with regular first-team football.

Now he is scheduled to return to Fratton Park after Saturday – timely for Richie Barker as he seeks to overhaul his current squad now the transfer window is open.

But Webster will do so with an injury picked up on Boxing Day against Forest Green Rovers.

The knock is not thought to be too serious, although kept him out of Saturday’s visit of Welling.

Pompey themselves are waiting to learn the full extent of the problem, regardless the West Wittering youngster is coming back to the south coast.

Barker said: ‘Adam will come back.

‘We will have a look at him and reassess where we are as a group at that time.

‘He has played in the first team and played in League One, so we will have a good look at him and make a decision on him from there.

‘He has probably had to grow up very quickly at Aldershot and it would have done him good.’

Webster has chalked up 24 appearances for the Blues since making his debut against West Ham in the Championship in January 2012.

Last season he made 13 starts in the first-team.

But Guy Whittingham opted to send him out on loan to Aldershot during the current campaign to boost his experience.