It has been revealed that Portsmouth striker Brett Pitman is training with AFC Bournemouth’s under-23 side, according to BBC Solent’s Andrew Moon.
The journalist provided the revelation via Twitter on Thursday afternoon, reporting that Kenny Jackett has stated that Pitman is not part of his plans at Pompey for the foreseeable future.
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) February 6, 2020
Jackett has also denied that there has been a falling out with the player, who has not been a part of the first-team picture throughout the course of the season.
The 32-year-old has not featured for Pompey since December 29th, coming on as a substitute against MK Dons in the latter stages of the second half.
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In total, the forward has made a total of 15 appearances for Portsmouth in all competitions this term, playing a total of 463 minutes of League One football for Kenny Jackett’s side.
It represents a dramatic fall from grace for Pitman, who was a key part of the Pompey side during 2017-18 as well as last season.
However, Jackett refused to rule out using Pitman before the end of the season, but it will all depend on injuries to key players.
Pitman has scored 42 goals in 99 appearances for Pompey in two-and-a-half-seasons.
This is a damning revelation, with Pitman now effectively being frozen out of the team in the worst possible way.
Although Kenny Jackett has ruled out a falling out, that is what this points towards if you read between the lines.
Pitman has given the club good service since joining the Fratton Park side in 2017 from Ipswich, and many Pompey fans will be questioning the way he has been treated.
This news may signal the beginning of the end of Pitman’s Pompey career.