POOLE Town boss Tom Killick labelled Saints youngster Teddy Davey as ‘phenomenal’, with the midfielder impressing during his loan stint at the Southern Premier League South side.

18-year-old Davey has been with the Dolphins since the start of November, and whilst he has missed Poole’s recent fixtures due to COVID, manager Killick expressed an interest in extending Davey's loan spell.

He also shared his delight of having the youngster on loan at the club.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “I really like Teddy. I think he is growing into it, the way non-league football is. It’s something he’s got to get to grips with, and I think he is getting to grips with it.

“His effort is phenomenal, he really goes all in, and I think he is a very good kid.

“I’ve enjoyed having him here, certainly I think he will be back for the Wimborne game, but then he’s nearly at the end of his loan, so we’re going to have to see what happens after that. We’d like to extend it.”

Davey has made seven appearances for the Dorset outfit, and whilst he is yet to score, he has become a reliable cog in Poole’s attack.

Killick expects to have Davey back for the local derby with Wimborne Town on New Year’s Day, after missing other local grudge matches with Salisbury and Dorchester.