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Manager opens up on future of Portsmouth man



Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has admitted that the club will consider a move for Cardiff striker Omar Bogle during the summer transfer window.

Bogle spent the second half of last on loan at Fratton Park, scoring four goals in 14 appearances for Jackett’s side, but missed the second leg of the play-off semi-final defeat to Sunderland through injury.

Speaking about the prospect of bringing Bogle back to Fratton Park in the summer, Jackett told Portsmouth News: ‘Cardiff have come down into the Championship.

‘For Omar, anyway, we will consider him along with all of the other loans.

‘We’ll see whether it is a possibility or a consideration in terms of Omar coming back and fulfilling the potential that we have seen in him.’

Reflecting on Bogle’s spell at Portsmouth, Jackett appeared to suggest that having the striker fully fit could have made a difference to Pompey’s ultimately unsuccessful League One promotion bid, as he claimed:  ‘He had a frustrating couple of injuries – first a niggling hamstring and then a groin injury the last game of the season when he would have played.

‘We were looking for him.’

Bogle has 12 months remaining on his contract at Cardiff, but he has made just 12 appearances and scored three goals for his parent club since joining from Wigan in the summer of 2017, having also spent time out on loan at Peterborough and Birmingham.

The verdict

You can’t blame Portsmouth for taking an interest here.

They didn’t get the chance to see the best of Bogle during his time at Fratton Park, but he did show glimpses of quality that suggest he could help Pompey back to the Championship next season.

With Cardiff needing to either sell or extend Bogle’s contract this summer to cash in on him, they may well be ready to listen to offers for the striker, further boosting Pompey’s hopes of completing a deal.

UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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