TOM Killick hopes the arrival of Matt Mayes will prove a mutually beneficial arrangement for Poole Town and the promising youngster.

The Portsmouth Academy striker has joined Dolphins on an initial month-long work experience loan.

Mayes was an unused substitute in the 2-2 draw at Havant & Waterlooville in National South on Saturday.

And boss Killick says the loan signing of the talented 18-year-old will give his frontline a much-needed boost,

He told the Daily Echo: "Matt is a young lad who is highly thought of by Portsmouth. We hope we can give him some opportunities and that it will be good for him and good for us.

"We've never seen him but he comes highly recommended and with Tony Lee going out on loan and Richard Gillespie being injured, we are very thin on the ground in terms of forwards.

"We only have Warren Bentley and Ollie Balmer so we needed a bit of back-up."

Mayes was born in Portsmouth and has been with his home town club since the age of eight. In academy matches this season, he has averaged close to a goal per game.

The teenager joins Pompey club-mate and fellow loan ace Jez Bedford at the Black Gold Stadium.