Gensini making his Black Gold debut (Photo Credit: Jon Ashworth / Side of the World)
Tom Killick labelled AFC Bournemouth youngster Brooklyn Genesini’s debut as one of the ‘positives’ coming out of Poole’s routine 2-0 win over Beaconsfield.
Poole had been trying to capture the signing of the Cherries youngster for some time, with Genesini finally making the move shortly before kick-off on Saturday.
The right-back went straight into Poole’s starting line-up, and almost made an instant mark when he went close to scoring just 11 minutes into the game.
Speaking to All Poole Aren’t We, Killick stated: “I’ve been wanting to do it [for some time.]
“I’ve been speaking to Bournemouth about one or two loans, Brooklyn and potentially one other player.
“We’ve been trying to do them for a little while, but obviously we have to wait until Bournemouth are ready to do it, and they were able to do Brooklyn today.
“I thought it was a really accomplished debut. I perhaps felt we should have given him more of the ball, because he very rarely if ever gave the ball away.
“He just looked composed, and in the first half when he was playing in a move advanced position as a wing-back, when he got forward he looked very effective.
“I think that was a good positive on Saturday – A), to get him in, and B) to see the quality he has.”
Genesini showed his versatility, starting the match in a more attacking role, before dropping back to become a more traditional right-back and help see out a Poole win, and a cleansheet.
The Yeovil-born youngster became the 25th player to join Poole on loan from Bournemouth under Killick, following in the footsteps of Sam Surridge and Christian Saydee, both players who went on to make first team appearances for the Cherries.