It seems like only yesterday Conor Chaplin was going to be the man to lead Portsmouth back to there glory days, but football sometimes has other plans.
After coming through the Pompey academy, which he joined at the age of six, and impressing in the U-19 team where he scored 11 goals in 11 appearances, Chaplin was finally given his first start for his boyhood club in December 2014 against Accrington Stanley.
His first goal came three months later in an away defeat to Morecambe, and although it would be his only goal for Portsmouth in his debut season, it was enough to win Chaplin the League Two Apprentice of the Year award at the end of season EFL Award Show.
After such a promising start and winning a highly lucrative award, Chaplin was given a lot more first-team opportunities in his sophomore season with Pompey, making 38 appearances in total for the club and scoring 11 goals in all competitions as the striker proved to be a good option to bring off the bench.
Season three saw Chaplin start more games than ever for Pompey, but his output was not as high as the campaign prior, only managing eight goals this time around in 42 appearances, but it became also apparent that starting opportunities were going to be hard to come by, and in the summer of 2018 the 21-year-old striker made the move to Coventry City.
Since making the move up north, Chaplin has found success in both scoring goals and starting games. So far this season the striker has made 22 starts in League One whilst hitting eight goals for the Sky Blues.
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