Teenage central defender recently signed on loan from Reading, made his debut on 17 September during the 4-1 win at Dorchester Town.
On 30 April 2003, at the age of 16 years and 49 days, he became the youngest ever player in the Reading First team when used as a substitute during a 3-0 win at Watford, and during his one-month loan with the Saints was the youngest player in the City squad.
Returned to Reading following the Saints FA Cup exit on 11 October.
Began his career with six years at Bournemouth from the age of nine and has since played for both the England and Eire Youth international sides.
Broke into the Royals Reserve side when just 15.