Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has told The News that he is ideally looking to plan for the next three transfer windows.
The South Coast club are currently on a high after beating Sunderland 4-0 in a recent league game and will be looking to build some momentum heading into the winter period.
Pompey strengthened their existing squad heavily over the summer, with no less than 14 new players coming through the door at Fratton Park as the club once again aims to get promoted back to the Sky Bet Championship.
Now Cowley has made the following admission about his transfer plans for the future:
“You want to plan for the next three windows, that’s what you’re trying to do.
“The nature of being a League One club at the moment – the majority of players are on relatively short contracts.
“So you’re always aware of that – you’re discussing players who are coming out of contract or you’re discussing potential targets.”
Only a true expert on Portsmouth will get these 27 Pompey quiz questions correct
It is as yet unclear as to what areas of the team Pompey may look to strengthen when the January transfer window rolls around, with the current squad having a good level of depth to it at present.
Meanwhile, the South Coast side will be back in League One action next weekend as they take on Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday.
These words from Cowley will be encouraging for many fans of the club as it shows that he is already planning with the future in mind.
It shows that he is committed to what will be a long term project at Fratton Park and is looking to grow his squad as best he can over the next few years.
Much of how long he stays with the club will depend on what he achieves this season and there will be a feeling that he must achieve promotion to stay on till at least the end of his current contract.
If the club can find some more consistency in their results moving forwards, they will be on the right track towards achieving said goal.