Portsmouth full back Brandon Haunstrup is said to be a target for the club’s League One rivals Bristol Rovers this month, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Gas are eyeing a move for the 23-year-old defender.
Haunstrup has experienced something of a mixed start to the campaign, with a combination of injury and lack of form having seen the 23-year-old make just 10 League One appearances so far for the south coast club.
His involvement in the starting eleven has recently increased under Kenny Jackett, with the attacking full back having put in a host of promising showings on the left side of defence, thus attracting interest from rival clubs.
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With the young defender’s contract set to expire at the end of the current campaign, Bristol Rovers could well be set to swoop for a player that they should be able to secure for a relatively low fee as they look to get their play-off bid back on track after a poor run of results.
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The 29-year-old defender would definitely benefit from the departure of Haunstrup as it would in theory reduce the amount of competition that there currently is for the left back slot at Fratton Park.
Brown has been almost ever present for the south coast club so far this term and will no doubt be keen to hold onto his starting spot under Jackett as we head into a congested period of fixtures.
The arrival of Steve Seddon on loan from Birmingham City will have only made the experienced full back more wary of the possibility of potentially falling down the pecking order and for that matter Haunstrup’s possible departure can only be a good thing from his perspective.
In the midst of his late 20s, Brown will be keen to play as much football as possible over the coming months as Pompey seek to break into the play-off race.
As one of the club’s leading marksmen this season, Harrison would certainly feel the negative effects of Haunstrup potentially departing the club, with the full back having provided several assists for the Pompey frontline this campaign.
Harrison is a striker who thrives on having a good level of service and if this supply line is cut off or reduced, there could well be a gradual decrease in the amount of goals that are being plundered by the 25-year-old.
Playing mainly as a lone striker this term, the former Bristol Rovers man will be looking to the likes of Ronan Curtis and the aforementioned figure of Seddon to provide deliveries from the left hand side for him to get on the end of.
With seven goals to his name in all competitions this term, Jackett will be keen to see his side continue to create chances for the striker as the season progresses.