Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has insisted that the club will not be signing Calvin Miller from Celtic.
The Daily Record reported earlier this week that Portsmouth are interested in signing the left-back, with Jackett keen to strengthen his defensive options before the transfer window for lower league clubs closes next week.
However, Jackett has been speaking to the media at his press conference ahead of the League One game against Blackpool at the weekend and has insisted that Pompey will not be signing Miller, as reported by BBC journalist Andrew Moon.
#Pompey won’t be signing Calvin Miller according to Kenny Jackett
— Andrew Moon (@mrandrewmoon) August 29, 2019
Miller came through the ranks at Celtic, but has struggled to make an impact for the team since making his debut three years ago.
The 21-year-old defender spent time out on loan at Dundee and Ayr United last season and does not appear to be a part of Celtic manager Neil Lennon’s plans for the coming campaign.
Portsmouth have endured a difficult start to the new season and have already lost left-back Lee Brown to injury. Pompey are currently 16th in the League One table, after taking just four points from their opening five league matches.
Miller is a promising young player and even though he’s struggled for first-team opportunities at Celtic over the past few seasons, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to make an impact for Portsmouth in League One.
Furthermore, the fact that he’s struggled for game time at Celtic and doesn’t appear to be part of Lennon’s plans for the coming season means he could be tempted by a move away.
He’s already a decent player and will only improve with more experience. I think he’d be a good signing for Pompey and he would add some more depth and quality to their defence.
However, Jackett has insisted that Portsmouth will not be signing him, so it seems as though this transfer almost certainly isn’t going to happen.