PORTLAND United boss Kyle Critchell has revealed forward Luke Sheehy will have a stint with parent club Wimborne Town in order to top up his match minutes.

Sheehy has found starting time limited at the Blues since agreeing a dual registration deal with the New Cuthbury-based Wimborne.

Sheehy was deployed in the Magpies’ reserve team during the 2-2 draw with Dorchester Sports last Saturday and also featured in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth Sports on Wednesday.

“Luke and I had a very good conversation, along with Chris Senior at Wimborne,” Critchell told Echosport.

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“We feel like it’s important that Luke continues to play. At the moment, Luke will be going back to Wimborne but the agreement is that if we need him then we can recall him.

“So, a thank you to Tim (Sills, Wimborne boss) and Chris for understanding the situation.

“Luke’s a fantastic lad and we wish him well for the future.”

Asked if Sheehy remains in Portland’s plans, Critchell replied: “We still see it as a dual registration but at the moment he needs to play games.

“That’s something he needs to do for himself and that’s a conversation he had with both me and Jamie (Symes, Portland assistant).”