Portsmouth manager mulls over possible player departure

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett is mulling over a decision to let one of his midfielders leave Fratton Park.

He left two in the stands this weekend, Danny Rose and Adam May, as Pompey hammered Oxford 4-1.  When quizzed as to what business might occur this week, he was reticent about the tow.

“We’ll see (about a departure),” he told Portsmouth.co.uk. “At the moment we’re trying to build. If you are consistently out of the 18 it’s pretty tough, though. There’s a couple of weeks in terms of the window. Maybe we’ll assess that after Doncaster because it’ll be our first spell of five games in 15 days. ‘That will test your squad no matter who you are. So I’ll have a better idea then.”

Neither player could secure a permanent deal elsewhere as the transfer window has shut, but there’s ten days left of the loan window in which they could find another team.

Adam May hasn’t featured at all as yet this season, whereas Rose has fared little better with just under half an hour against Blackpool on his appearance record. Pompey have six players who can be play in the middle of the park, with on-loan Spurs youngster Anton Walkes and Nathan Thompson both offering versatility.

Our View

Pompey have started well, there’s little need for them to start farming players out on loan. However, if they’re not getting in the side, why would they keep someone in the squad eating up a wage?

It’s been a super start for Kenny Jackett’s side this term and that looks likely to be the theme throughout the season. It’s just a shame at least one of the two players are unlikely to see that.



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