POOLE Town have borrowed youngster Archie Harris from Premier League neighbours Cherries for the rest of the campaign.

It will be Harris’ first taste of senior football, the 18-year-old having come through Cherries’ academy setup after impressing in a training session in Dorchester as an 11-year-old.

Capable of playing down the left-flank, Harris is natural at left-back.

Born in Liverpool but raised in Weymouth, the 18-year-old is eligible to play for England, Wales, and South Africa.

Last season the teenager struggled with injury, dealing with a dislocated knee and a separate quad issue to return before the end of the campaign.

The son of former Weymouth player and caretaker manager Andy Harris, Harris’ sister Charlotte has represented Wales at youth level.

Poole’s fixture this weekend with Beaconsfield Town has been reversed from Dolphins’ Tatnam Farm home.

It will instead be staged on Beaconsfield’s 3G pitch at Holloways Park.