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‘Really fits the bill’ – Portsmouth make QPR enquiry: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

Portsmouth are reportedly keen on QPR attacking midfielder George Thomas. 

According to Football Insider, Pompey and Blackpool have enquired about taking the 24-year-old on loan this month.

But would he be a good signing for the South Coast club? And do they need him?

We quizzed our FLW writers…

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Josh Cole

Although Portsmouth may need to bolster their squad between now and the end of the transfer window, a move for Thomas would be a mistake.

The attacking midfielder has only managed to provide 15 direct goal contributions in the third-tier during his career despite making 79 appearances at this level.

Having only featured on nine occasions for QPR in all competitions this season, it may take Thomas some time to adapt to his new surroundings if he does seal a move to Pompey.

When you consider that Portsmouth are already able to call upon the services of Ronan Curtis and Marcus Harness who have both impressed in recent seasons, there is no guarantee that Thomas will be an upgrade on either of these players.

Chris Thorpe

Portsmouth could certainly use another attacking midfield option and for that reason, Thomas really fits the bill.

He has only played 9 games so far this season so would really benefit from playing regular football again.

Primarily playing as a number 10, he does have the ability to unlock defences and create chances from central areas, which is something Pompey have struggled with at times.

It’s hard to see him breaking back into the fold where he is now, so it is in his best interests to take on a new challenge.

Providing QPR are open to letting him leave, this seems like a no-brainer for the Sky Bet League One side.

Toby Wilding

This may not be a bad deal for Portsmouth to get done you feel.

It does seem as though Pompey are going to need to add some extra options to their side this month if they are to have a chance of breaking into the League One play-off places this season.

The addition of someone such as Thomas could therefore help them to do that with the spark he could provide, given he may well feel he has a point to prove after a frustrating 18 months with QPR.

Indeed, Thomas does have a better record at League One than in the Championship with regards to goals and assists, so a move such as this could help to bring the best out of him, meaning it could be one worth pursuing for those in charge at Fratton Park.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

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