The January transfer window will be essential for Portsmouth this season.
With Portsmouth targeting a playoff push this season under Danny Cowley, adding depth to their squad will no doubt be crossing the minds of the decision makers at Pompey.
Portsmouth’s squad is already lacking depth. With the likes of John Marquis and Paul Downing suffering long-term injuries, it has left them short of options.
In addition to that, they’re lacking goals going forward and may need to move fringe players on before looking to bring in others.
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So with that in mind, we’ve taken a look at two players Portsmouth could look to move on, once the market reopens in January.
One player who Portsmouth may be prepared to see leave the club in January, is Ellis Harrison.
It was reported earlier on this season by the Bristol Post that Harrison was on the verge of joining Plymouth before deciding to stay and fight for his place at Portsmouth.
With Harrison out of contract at the end of the season as well as having a season interrupted with injury so far, Cowley may cut his losses and allow the forward to make a move this winter.
They may get a fee for the attacker, but more importantly, wages will be freed up so they can bring someone else in to replace the former Ipswich man.
The 30 year old has been unfortunate with the injuries he’s suffered in the last 12 months.
But with the smaller budget at Portsmouth, moving on one of their higher earners might make sense when it comes to freeing up wages to bring in another player.
The former Derby, Wolves and Wigan winger has made just seven appearances this season and was linked with a move to Ipswich in the Summer.
He’s another player, similar to Harrison who’s contract is coming to an end this season and may look elsewhere.
In addition, Portsmouth are well stocked in the creative wide areas, with Marcus Harness, Ronan Curtis, Gassan Ahadme and Reece Hackett-Fairchild all able to deputise in those positions.
As a result, Portsmouth may look to maximise their budget and Jacobs looking for a fresh start.