Harvey makes good first impression in Salisbury colours

Salisbury Journal: Harvey makes good first impression in Salisbury colours Harvey makes good first impression in Salisbury colours

STARLET Tyler Harvey has represented Salisbury City for just 15 minutes but has already shown flashes of real promise.

The 18-year-old, pictured below, signed on a short-term loan spell from Plymouth Argyle, where he progressed through the youth ranks, on deadline day to get more game time.

He’s made 22 senior appearances for the League Two outfit and was brought in under assistant manager Warren Feeney’s recom mendation – a player he highly rates, writes Joel Holt.

“It was a tough decision for Plymouth to let him come here as they think highly of the youngster,” the Northern Ireland international told The Journal.

“He’s got ability, technique, and the lad doesn’t shy away from things.”

“Hopefully he can get a few games and goals for us.”

His performances last season attracted serious interest from top-flight clubs including newboys Cardiff City, who lodged a bid for him over the summer, which was immediately turned down by Argyle.

“Tyler needs to get some game time and I know Plymouth see him as one of their future stars,” Feeney added.

“I trained with him at Plymouth and you just stood back and watched him play.”

“It was like training with Aaron Ramsey when I was at Cardiff. He was the best player on the pitch among some experienced professionals.”

“Tyler trains hard and looks good.”

Boss Mikey Harris, who gave Harvey his debut against Cambridge United in the FA Trophy first round on Saturday, has also sung the youngster’s praises.

“I thought he did well when he came on and it was obviously a difficult game for him to come into considering we were 1-0 down against a strong Cambridge side.”

“He’s certainly fitted into the squad and has taken to the lads. He’s a young player and has a great opportunity to come with us and develop his game.”

The in-demand boss, being linked with the Pompey job last week, has reiterated his future remains with Salisbury.

“I’m not interested in that job at this moment in time,” he reinstated. “I’m fully focused on my job here and, as I said before, I’m enjoying every minute of it.

“I love this club and I want to take it forward. I’m just disappointed I couldn’t lead the team to the second round of the Trophy.”

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