Portsmouth are considering a positional change for Lee Brown at Fratton Park, with the transfer window closing at 11pm tomorrow.
The 29-year-old normally operates as a left-back, but with the League One side having failed to bring in a left-sided centre-half so far, they may utilise their current defender in the role.
Portsmouth.co.uk was the first to report the news, with Brown set for the change of role within the team when he gets back to full fitness following a recent operation on his Achilles that has left him on the sidelines for the last six weeks.
Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “Probably Lee can play there. I would say so.
“I don’t think he has played there before, but distribution-wise he could, certainly that wouldn’t be an issue at all.
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“Just the physical side to it would be the key, but he has so much experience and enough power to use in a clever way to get away with it.
“We have spoken about it. In the last few weeks we have spoken about it.”
The defender has featured 68 times for Portsmouth since signing in the summer of 2018, and has made all of his appearances so far at left-back.
However, Steve Seddon’s arrival on loan from Birmingham City at the start of the month and the stable backup Brandon Haunstrup could prevent Brown from winning his spot back at left-back, instead leaving the south coast club to decide where else he can fit into the side.
Brown would have the defensive mind to fit in at centre-back, but with him not being the tallest or most physical, then Portsmouth could struggle if they was to see Brown come up against a tall and physical player.
The defender brings experience to the side and he would be another leader within the side as he could instruct and organise from a more central role on the pitch, and he is definitely an option for Jackett to consider.