Michael Doyle: Portsmouth captain praises Conor Chaplin

Conor Chaplin
Conor Chaplin has scored seven goals in 19 appearances in 2015-16

Portsmouth captain Michael Doyle has tipped teenager Conor Chaplin for a big future following his cameo appearance against Northampton on Saturday.

The 18-year-old came off the bench to score with his first touch and secure victory over Pompey's promotion rivals.

Chaplin, who made his Portsmouth debut at the end of last season, has scored seven goals this campaign.

"He is going to have a great career and we hold him in such high regard," Doyle, 34, told BBC Radio Solent.

"He's always got a smile on his face, works hard and continually strives to improve and learn from the senior pros.

"The fans have had a few tough years watching the side go down the leagues, so it's great to put a run together for them.

"Conor is a credit to the football club and he's so mature for someone who's still so young."

Paul Cook's Pompey, who are now unbeaten in eight matches across all competitions, sit three points off top spot.

"Credit to the manager because he stayed positive and threw on attacking players against a side that many teams would be happy to draw with," added Doyle.

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