Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has lavished praise on former Tottenham goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi after he kept his first clean sheet for Pompey last week. 

Oluwayemi joined the Tottenham academy as a 10-year-old and went on to progress through the age group sides at the North London club.

While he never made an appearance for the first team, the goalkeeper played 62 times across the various youth sides (Transfermarkt).

The Nigerian’s eleven-year spell at the North London club came to an end back in July when he was released by Tottenham, and he subsequently signed a one-year contract with Portsmouth (BBC).

The 21-year-old posted an emotional farewell message on social media after departing Spurs, admitting that the Lilywhites will always hold a special place in his heart.

The goalkeeper has made just two appearances for Pompey since making the move to the South Coast this summer and is currently serving as a backup to Josh Griffiths, who is on loan from West Bromwich Albion.

Cowley has spoken in glowing terms about Oluwayemi, hinting that the youngster will get more game time over the coming months. 

The Portsmouth boss told Portsmouth.co.uk about the former Spurs man: “We’ve got some good options in goal. We’ve got Josh and we’ve got Toby (Steward). Josh is a really good, young keeper.

“In training, he regularly makes these outstanding saves – saves he’s got no right to make. But he’s a good trainer and does a lot of training – he’s experienced in that moment.

“What we’ve got to do now is make sure we get him enough game time, so he can transcend on to a match day.”

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Reading between the lines, it sounds like Cowley is keen to give Oluwayemi a few more starts under his belt. Hopefully, the former Spurs man can take his opportunities and make himself Portsmouth’s number one over the coming months.

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