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Dennis Wins Checkatrade Trophy Award

Midfielder named Player of the Round

22 January 2019

Louis Dennis with his Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round award

Louis Dennis has been named the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round.

The 26-year-old midfielder was rewarded for a fine performance in the 2-0 victory at Southend a fortnight ago.

He headed in his first goal for the club after just 93 seconds of the third round tie, then provided the assist for Gareth Evans to secure the win.

Pompey will now hope to book their place in the semi-finals when they take on Peterborough at Fratton Park this evening (7pm kick-off).

Dennis said: “It’s a great feeling to win this award. Southend fielded a strong team on the night, but we started quickly and that always sets you up well.

“It’s going to be another great test against Peterborough – they’re right up there with us in League One.

"You want to win any game you go into – whether it’s a league or cup match."

Louis Dennis

“The prize at the end of this competition is brilliant and every footballer wants to play at Wembley. It would be some experience.

“Chances in the league haven’t come too often so far, but this is a great chance to get minutes and show the fans and manager what you can do.

“You want to win any game you go into – whether it’s a league or cup match. With a prize like Wembley, why not give it your all to get there.”

Dennis collected the award after winning a public vote, seeing off competition from Manchester City youngster Jayden Braaf, Peterborough’s Siriki Dembele, Oxford’s Simon Eastwood and Bury’s Dom Telford.


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