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‘He’d be a cracking addition’ – 20-goal striker to Portsmouth: The verdict

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Portsmouth came so close to breaking into the League One play-offs last season finishing just two places outside the top six.

But Kenny Jackett will be keen to improve his squad this summer in preparation for an assault on the League One promotion places this season.

Pompey have so far brought in six new faces in the form of Lee Brown, Craig MacGillivray, Louis Dennis, Tom Naylor, Anton Walkes and Ronan Curtis.

Another person they could bring in is Exeter City striker Jayden Stockley.

The 24-year-old scored 20 goals and assisted seven more in League Two last term and could add some real firepower to Kenny Jackett’s side next season and take the pressure of top scorer Brett Pittman.

Stockley moved to Exeter last summer from Aberdeen after spending previous seasons on loan at the club from Bournemouth.

But should Pompey make a move for the striker?

We discuss…

Louie Chandler

Definitely. I’m surprised there has not been a lot more talk surrounding Stockley this summer.

He was integral in Exeter’s impressive run to the playoff final and is surely capable of making the step up to League One.

Jay Williams

Without a doubt – He’d be a cracking addition.

Stockley was scoring goals for fun in League Two last season and his physical frame is tough for lower league defenders to cope with.

With Pompey’s move for Mo Eisa starting to stutter, they should turn their attention instead to Stockley, who could easily take to League One football with aplomb.

Gary Hutchinson

Not for me. Pompey play one up top, usually Brett Pitman, with a bank of three behind that.

Stockley is a target man but wouldn’t usurp Pitman, so where would he play?

Jay Taylor

Exeter will be lucky to keep hold of the 24-year-old striker.

Stockley scored 25 goals in 48 appearances for the Grecian’s last season. Including one in their play-off final defeat.

As well as scoring 20-plus goals, the striker is 6ft 3ins. And would be a player Pompey boss Kenny Jackett admires.

Stockley fits the bill physically and his attributes would make him the ideal player to bring in for boss Jackett to work with.


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