Matt Casey is determined to make the most with his loan move to Havant & Waterlooville as he targets first-team football at Portsmouth.

The giant centre-back, who is a product of the Blues’ academy system, moved to the National League South club on loan during the week and made his debut as Paul Doswell’s side knocked Taunton Town out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The defender was rewarded with a maiden professional contract at Fratton Park earlier this summer.

But had failed to make an appearance for Kenny Jackett’s side this campaign.

He’s sure to get game time at Westleigh Park – and the defender is keen to make the most of the opportunity presented to him as he eyes forcing his way into Jackett’s thoughts.

Casey said: “Moving on loan to the Hawks is to help me get more experience of men’s football at a good standard.

“That is something the Hawks can help me with because the standards are high at this club.

“Also, it is about getting more game time in me because I am not getting that at Portsmouth.”

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