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Swindon Town and Plymouth Argyle among clubs chasing Portsmouth man

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Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town are interested in signing Portsmouth forward Brett Pitman, according to reputable journalist Alan Nixon.

The 31-year-old has been in and out of the first-team under Kenny Jackett this season, making 16 appearances in all competitions and making only four starts in League One.

The attacker has scored 36 goals in 81 league appearances for Pompey since arriving from Ipswich in 2017, but he could now be set to move away from Fratton Park despite Nixon saying he isn’t “in a rush” to leave.

Nixon claims that Swindon and Plymouth – two sides both chasing promotion from League Two – are interested in signing the experienced forward this month.

Swindon – who currently sit top of League Two – will be in the market for another striker this month, after 23-goal ace Eoin Doyle was recalled from his loan spell by Bradford City.

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Plymouth, meanwhile, sit fifth in League Two and have already added to their attacking options this month, with the loan signing of Ryan Hardie who scored on his debut at the weekend.

The Verdict

I think that Pitman would be a superb acquisition for either of these sides, but particularly for Swindon.

He is a similar type of player to Doyle – he does his best work in the box and is a classic number 9, who comes alive in the 18-yard area.

Both sides could really do with a player of his experience and calibre leading the line, and it would be a massive statement of intent to lure him to either the County Ground or Home Park.


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