YOUNG GOALKEEPER HANDED DERBY TRIAL
Young goalkeeper Taylor Seymour has been given a trial at English Championship team Derby County. This is according to the report from The News which stated that Derby manager Wayne Rooney is running the rule over the 20-year-old shot stopper in training.
Seymour is a free agent after leaving League One club Portsmouth at the end of last season. He was released by the South Coast club as part of the major surgery being carried out on the playing squad by manager Danny Cowley. The Pompey boss initiated a major overhaul of the playing squad on the back of missing out on Championship promotion last season.
Young shot stopper Seymour made just one appearance for Portsmouth before leaving the club this summer. His sole appearance came in the heavy defeat suffered at the hands of fellow League One team Peterborough United during last season’s Papa John’s Trophy. He featured in the 5-1 defeat to Peterborough United. Seymour will likely earn a contract at Derby if he impresses Wayne Rooney and his coaching staff.
In a related development, experienced defenders Phil Jagielka and Richard Stearman have both been spotted in Derby County training as manager Wayne Rooney prepares his squad for the new English Championship season scheduled to begin from the start of next month. The two defenders are free agents after leaving their respective teams at the end of the last campaign. Jagielka was in the Sheffield United squad that suffered demotion from the Premier League last term and he left the Blades at the end of his contract last month. On his own part, Stearman was not given a new deal at Huddersfieldafter his contract with the English Championship club expired this summer. It remains to be seen whether the two veteran defenders would be part of the Derby County squad under Wayne Rooney ahead of the new season.