Blast From the Past: Glen Little

In recent years Pompey have had their fair share of players in and out of the revolving door practically built in to Fratton Park, in this series we look back at some of those players during their time at PO4, and see where they are today.

Glen Little joined Portsmouth in the Summer of 2008 following the clubs FA Cup win. Harry Redknapp brought in the tall winger on a one-year deal to bolster the squad ahead of the blues first appearance in Europe.


Little takes on AC Milan’s Emerson

Little made his debut in a Premier League win over
Tottenham Hotspur
at Fratton Park, in which Jermaine Defoe and Peter Crouch sealed the victory. He’d missed the opening eight matches, including the Community Shield against Manchester United at Wembley and Uefa Cup qualifiers due to injury which is how his Pompey career would pan out.

He played in major European matches against the likes of AC Milan however would  never surpass more than eight Premier League appearances before being shipped out to Reading on loan in March 2009.

Following his departure at the end of the season Little joined Sheffield United followed by Aldershot Town, both for a season each.

He left Aldershot and dropped into non-league aged 36, training with Wrexham on trial but was unable to join due to financial difficulty. Eventually they were resolved and he signed for the club on a month to month basis, until a long-term deal was signed.

He made 38 appearances in the league, 37 of which were as a substitute, as well as appearing in the play-off final defeat at Wembley. He also picked up an FA Trophy medal without playing in the Final but appearing in previous rounds.

He left the Racecourse in 2013 and joined Wealdstone for a year, scoring one of the best goals that season in non-league (click here), and won promotion to the Vanarama National League South. He opted to drop down further with Heybridge Swifts but in the same summer decided to join Greys Athletic.

Little was appointed player/assistant manager at National League side Welling United before returning to Greys as player/assistant at Mill Field.


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