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Portsmouth should turn to 24-goal striker after missing out on Mo Eisa

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It is no secret that Kenny Jackett wants another striker through the door at Portsmouth this summer.

Brett Pitman was one of the top scorers in League One last year but Jackett wants another striker to increase competition up front and really bolster Portsmouth’s promotion credentials.

Portsmouth were among the sides keen on Mo Eisa, who traded Cheltenham Town for Bristol City earlier this summer.

After missing out on the Sudanese striker, Pompey should turn their attention to Exeter City star Jayden Stockley.

The former Bournemouth academy product could be brought back to Portsmouth for his second spell, having scored twice in 9 games when on loan at Fratton Park in the 2015/16 season.

Since then, the towering 6ft 3in striker has improved his game vastly by moving to Aberdeen and then Exeter.

Last season, Stockley smashed 24 goals in 45 games – a tally which nearly yielded promotion for his side as they were defeated in the play-off final against Coventry City.

With Exeter now stuck in League Two and most of their top players leaving, Stockley might fancy a move to a higher club and Portsmouth can sell him a project.

Pompey are on their way back up, they have a promising young squad with some very good players and are well positioned to launch a promotion bid.

They should tempt the 24-year-old to join them on this ride and he would certainly improve their options up top.

Attacking options of Stockley, Pitman, Ollie Hawkins, Jamal Lowe and Conor Chaplin (if he doesn’t move to Coventry) would give Portsmouth arguably the best forward line in the division.


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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