Pompey offer Ben Tollitt one-year deal

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Pompey have offered triallist Ben Tollitt a one-year deal.

The 20-year-old has been training with the Blues since the start of last week and was subsequently given a run out against the Hawks.

His cameo from the bench spanned only four minutes, yet the attacking midfielder caught the eye with a right-footed shot which curled narrowly wide of the far post.

That glimpse was enough to impress some of the Fratton faithful in attendance for the Westleigh Park fixture which finished 1-1.

Now boss Paul Cook has decided to increase the length of the ex-Everton trainee’s Pompey stay.

The youngster has been offered a one-year deal as the Blues look to nurture his talent.

Pompey are seeking to tie up the deal in the next 48 hours as Cook continues to overhaul his squad ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

Tollitt was formerly at Widnes having served in Everton’s Academy set-up.

He spent the majority of last season with Evo-Stik League Northern Premier outfit Skelmersdale United, producing the form which brought him to the attention of Cook.

Tollitt was one of six triallists who featured in Saturday’s pre-season opener against Lee Bradbury’s Hawks.

Cook’s 25-man squad also consisted of fellow triallists Ben Davies, Connor Randall, Gareth Evans, Theo Robinson and Callum Hassan.

The Blues’ next fixture is at Bognor on Friday (7.30pm), with a trip to Gosport the following day on Saturday (3pm).