Having already seen seven players make their departures from Fratton Park this summer, Portsmouth may now be about to wave goodbye to Bryn Morris.
According to The News, Kenny Jackett is reportedly willing to let the midfielder move on to pastures new due to his recent troubles with injury.
Morris, who only joined Portsmouth from Shrewsbury Town in January, has yet to feature for the club this season with the midfield positions currently being occupied by Tom Naylor and Ben Close.
Despite taking part in pre-season for Pompey, the 23-year-old was forced to withdraw from the club’s final friendly against Woking last month and is currently on the road to recovery.
Although the 23-year-old showed glimmers of promise during the previous campaign, a setback in March saw him fall out of favour as he ended the year with just eight appearances under his belt for Pompey.
With Kenny Jackett currently employing a one-in, one-out transfer policy, Morris’ exit could result in Portsmouth being able to add to their squad having already signed eight players this summer.
When you consider that the midfielder has been in a bit-part player for Pompey in recent months, it may turn out to be a wise decision by Jackett to let him leave.
Whilst Morris does offer Portsmouth a great deal of versatility due to his capability of playing as a central defender, the recent arrivals of Paul Downing and Sean Raggett means that they may no longer need him to cover in this particular position.
Although sanctioning a permanent departure so soon after Morris’ move to Fratton Park could be unwise, loaning him out could allow the midfielder to play regular first-team football which in turn could help with his development as a player.
However, if Portsmouth are to sanction his departure, they must not dwell as doing so could hamper their chances of bringing in a replacement in the short amount of time that remains in the transfer window.