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Kenny Jackett issues Portsmouth transfer update

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With just over a week until the transfer market closes, Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has said that he does not anticipate seeing any more activity this January.

The Pompey boss told BBC Solent’s Andew Moon on Thursday afternoon that it has been “quiet on the transfer front.”

Moon also stated that Jackett said he would be “surprised” if there is any more activity this month, which also applies to potential departures.

Portsmouth are yet to sign a centre-back, which is a position that was identified previously by the manager as one that he was looking to strengthen going into the second half of the season.

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However, with Jack Whatmough now back among the fold, there are four first-team centre-backs available at the club currently, with Haji Mnoga also available to play there.

Pompey have made a total of three signings this month.

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild was signed on a permanent deal from National League side Bromley early on in the window, with Steve Seddon and Cameron McGeehan also joining the club on loan deals from Birmingham and Barnsley respectively.

Pompey are in action on Saturday afternoon against Barnsley in the FA Cup fourth round at Fratton Park.

The Verdict

Kenny Jackett’s latest update on the transfer front may dishearten fans, who believe another centre back is definitely needed at the club.

There has also been talk of the club looking for another right-back after Anton Walkes’s departure earlier in the window, so that could be a risk.

In midfield, there is a decent amount of strength in depth, as is the forward line.

It remains to be seen if the decision not to sign anybody else during this window will haunt Portsmouth down the road.


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