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Kenny Jackett outlines Portsmouth’s Dealine Day transfer plans

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Kenny Jackett has revealed that any transfer business he conducts today will be minimal, as reported by the Portsmouth News.

Pompey have had a tough start to their League One season, currently sitting in 17th in the early league table, nine points adrift of leaders Ipswich Town. They drew 1-1 at Blackpool this weekend meaning they’ve got just one win so far this season.

Despite that poor early form, Jackett is in no mood to make rash changes to his current squad.

“We’ll see exactly where we are,” said the former Wolves boss when asked about his transfer intentions.

“If anything happens (on deadline day) then I think that it will be minimal. I think we have got quite a high number of attacking players here.”

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If there is any business to be done, 57-year-old Jackett knows the position he’s likely to strengthen.

“If I am looking for anything then it will be in midfield. With Morris injured, that might be one area, but we will see. If anything does happen then it will be minimal.”

Marcus Harness, one of their summer signings, grabbed the only Pompey goal this weekend at Bloomfield Road and along with John Marquis, he was the big transfer news of the summer. Pompey also lost Matt Clarke and Jamal Lowe is a disruptive pre-season period, but are now largely set for the season.

The Verdict

It’s been a tough start to the league season, but Kenny Jackett is an experienced manager and he’s got a strong squad of players at his disposal.

They may not quite have clicked yet, but he’s not going to be rash and start throwing money about. Aside perhaps from the capture of Marquis, everything they’ve done in the summer has been measured and careful.

A handful of poor results won’t mean a big reshuffle. Jackett has trust in his current recruits, but it will be interesting to see how quickly they pull themselves out of this tough run of form.

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