Billy Tsovolos promotion accelerated at Portsmouth

Portsmouth's cash problems have opened the door for Aussie youngster Billy Tsovolos.

Portsmouth's cash problems have opened the door for Aussie youngster Billy Tsovolos.

The 16 year-old fullback still qualifies as a first-year scholar at Pompey, but has recently broken into Guy Whittingham's reserve-team as the club cuts loose it's fringe players.

Tsovolos, a former NSWIS graduate, impressed against Chelsea last week in their 1-0 defeat, finding himself up against highly-rated Blues stars Gael Kakuta and Fabio Borini.

Pompey have another Aussie on their books in Ryan Gazet du Chattelier.

The towering centre-forward is recovering from knee surgery after breaking down on the first day of trials at Hearts in January.

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