Bristol Rovers eye move for Portsmouth defender

Bristol Rovers are eying a move for Portsmouth defender Brandon Haunstrup as reported by the Daily Mail.

The left-back is out of contract in the summer, and according to the report, Rovers are interested in taking him to the Memorial Stadium.

The twenty-three-year-old is on his way back to fitness after a knee operation and featured on the bench at the weekend as Pompey put Championship club Barnsley out of the FA Cup.

The Portsmouth academy product has made fifty-seven senior outings across all competitions for Pompey, but in truth, he’s been very much a fringe player since making his debut in 2015.


With six months left on his deal, Pompey have to weigh up whether to cash in now or risk losing the player for free in the summer.

Rovers have fallen out of the League One promotion reckoning in recent weeks after a run of seven league games without a win.

Portsmouth meanwhile have been heading in the opposite direction and currently sit eighth, just one point outside the playoffs.

Our View

Many Pompey fans will be disappointed with this news; every supporter loves to see a youth product emerge through the ranks.

But after signing Seddon, it appears clear Haunstrup is down the pecking order at Fratton Park.

Like any player, he needs to play, and if he can get regular football elsewhere, the likelihood is he will move.

Highly-rated by many at Fratton Park, he could be a decent signing for Bristol Rovers.





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