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Portsmouth taking a look at Premier League player ahead of potential loan swoop



Portsmouth are taking a look a Leicester City forward George Hirst who is training with the club ahead of a potential loan move this summer, according to Leicestershire Live.

Hirst spent last season out on loan with Rotherham United in the Championship but he was not able to ever really fully convince with the Millers.

In total, the 22-year-old managed to make just four starts in the English second tier last term but did make 31 appearances for Paul Warne’s side without scoring a single goal.

According to Leicestershire Live, the Foxes could be set to sanction another loan move for the 22-year-old this summer as they aim to get him some more first-team experience.

It is believed that he has arrived at Portsmouth and is training with them ahead of the start of the new League One season as he aims to secure a loan move to Fratton Park this summer.

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The forward will be needing to find a club where he can rediscover his best form and get more chances to come into the side from the start than he had with Rotherham in the Championship last season.

Portsmouth will now have the chance to take a look at him before deciding whether or not to make a loan move for him.

The verdict

This is a very sensible approach for Portsmouth to take to this potential move with Hirst a player that certainly has a lot of potential, but who also needs to prove himself now after a poor spell with Rotherham last season.

It would have been hoped that he could have had a major impact for the Millers and underline his value to the Foxes but that proved to be the opposite of what happened.

It seems that he needs to drop down to League One to get some confidence and show that he can be a threat in the final third for whoever he plays for next season.

Portsmouth need some extra firepower and the 22-year-old might well be able to provide that for them if he is able to get an early goal to get his confidence heading in the right direction.

Danny Cowley might be an ideal manager to put an arm around him and start to build up his confidence levels and you could imagine him delivering far more for Portsmouth than he did at Rotherham next term. This could therefore be a wise addition to the squad on a loan deal.

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