Premier League squad debut likely for Alfords Point keeper

Recalled: Alfords Point goalkeeper Jordan Holmes could be involved in his first Premier League match day squad this weekend. Picture: Sam Venn.
Recalled: Alfords Point goalkeeper Jordan Holmes could be involved in his first Premier League match day squad this weekend. Picture: Sam Venn.

A goalkeeping injury crisis has seen English Premier League club Bournemouth recall Jordan Holmes from his loan deal which could see the 18-year-old on the bench against champions Chelsea.

The Alfords Point keeper was brought back from his loan with Southern League Premier Division side Weymouth after injuries to first team shot stoppers Artur Boruc and Adam Federici.

Ryan Allsop, 23, replaced Federici last weekend in their 3-3 draw with Everton after the Australian had injured his ankle falling awkwardly.

Allsop is likely to start in goal against Chelsea on Sunday morning (AEDT), with Holmes to feature in his first premier league match day squad.

It was only four years ago that Holmes was playing local football as a striker with the Bangor Brumbies and on his way to making a career as a promising representative baseballer.

The Young Socceroos keeper signed a two-year scholarship with Bournemouth as a 16-year-old in 2013 after impressing on a tour organised by former Cherries academy coach Paul Hubbard.

After just nine months, Holmes was offered a two-year professional deal.

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