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Portsmouth still keen on Hyland

Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Khaleem Hyland
Hyland played against England in a friendly in June

Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp says he still hopes to sign Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Khaleem Hyland despite work permit issues.

Hyland is still trying to convince the British authorities to allow him to play in the Premier League.

The 19-year-old has been a regular for his national side since making his debut in January and featured against England in the friendly on 1 June.

"We are still trying - he's a very good young player," said Redknapp.

"We've had him over for training and seen a lot of him to know what he's all about. I think he can be a good player here.

"It has gone on for quite a while, which is a bit frustrating. It's just about getting that work permit and then we can get him down here. We'll just have to wait and see what happens."

Hyland is a free agent after rejecting a new contract with San Juan Jabloteh in Trinidad and Tobago.

see also
Trinidad & Tobago 0-3 England
01 Jun 08 |  Internationals

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