Portsmouth are interested in taking left back Calvin Miller from Celtic before the transfer deadline, as reported by the Daily Record.
The 21-year-old has found his chances limited at Parkhead, with just five outings in the last three seasons. He emerged from their youth setup in 2016 and has been capped by Scotland up to Under 21 level, but has stagnated in recent seasons.
He’s been on loan with Dundee and more recently Ayr United as they challenged at the top of the second-tier, but doesn’t seem to be a part of Neil Lennon’s current plans.
That’s allegedly alerted Pompey, who have lost left back Lee Brown to injury recently. Brandon Haunstrup will get his chance to fill in, but Kenny Jackett is believed to see Miller as the perfect cover and competition for his own homegrown defender.
Pompey have had a difficult start to their League One campaign, but were offered some respite this weekend as their game with Rotherham was called off, giving them time to recuperate ahead of this week’s EFL Cup clash with Queens Park Rangers.
When Calvin Miller came through the ranks he was seemingly on a collision course with the Celtic first team. That didn’t end up being the case and the change of management last season appears to have left him close to the exit door.
Portsmouth have already loaned Ross McCrorie from Rangers and would give their defensive cover some balance if they were to go for Miller as well.
He’s certainly got the right background to be a success in the lower reaches of English football and he’s young enough to develop.
Pompey might just pull off a masterstroke if they recruit the left back.