JONATHAN Woodgate says Mark Travers "might play" against Stoke City, after his Hampshire Senior Cup heroics on Tuesday evening.

The young goalkeeper saved a penalty, powered home a sensational equaliser to force a 2-2 draw against Eastleigh, before then making another spot-kick stop in the shootout as Cherries' youngsters won the trophy.

Travers, 21, made his senior Cherries debut two years ago this month, but has only played eight more times since for the club, as well as eight games during a brief loan stint at Swindon Town earlier this year.

His last Championship appearance came on the opening day of the season, with Asmir Begovic playing every league game since.

Discussing the Maynooth-born talent's heroics against Eastleigh, Woodgate said: "Well he saved two penalties, everyone’s just talking about the header aren’t they? What a header.

"It was like an Alan Shearer-esque header. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. I was looking on my Instagram, just flicking through on a night-time and thought wow, Trav!

"I said to (goalkeeper coach Neil Moss) Mossy the next day, I tell you what, it was some header, it was Alan Shearer-esque. He said ‘yeah, he’s got that in the locker!’ But the timing, it was like a bullet."

With a play-off spot already secured, Woodgate used last weekend's trip to Wycombe Wanderers to heavily rotate his side and give some players valuable minutes.

Asked if he could do the same with Travers against Stoke at Vitality Stadium tomorrow, in case he is called upon during the play-offs later this month, Woodgate said: "We’ll have to see on that. He played in the cup final recently, so he’ll be quite sharp from that.

"But let’s wait and see, he might play."

He added: "Fair play to him, he wanted to play in the game (against Eastleigh). He didn’t have to play in it. But he wants to stay sharp.

"It was important for him to play in that game."