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The 21-year-old forward Kenny Jackett needs to make his second signing for Portsmouth

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New Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has gotten his summer transfer business at Fratton Park underway, but there is no denying the knowledgeable man knows exactly what he is doing in League One. 

There has been just the measly one change at Pompey so far and that is the departure of veteran midfielder Michael Doyle to fourth-tier outfit Coventry City.

Jackett has to start building from the front and, whilst they do have the uprising talent of Conor Chaplin, I think the arrival of £450,000-rated Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney would be a positive acquisition by the south-coast side.

The 21-year-old is fairly well-known in this division having formerly impressed in loan stints at Barnsley, Shrewsbury Town and most recently Scunthorpe United in their promotion charge of last season.

Toney bagged twelve goals in 34 outings for the Shrews and Irons in the two stints he enjoyed in League One last term, which doesn’t sound particularly impressive but there is always room for improvement.

You also have the consideration that Conor Chaplin will be featuring next to him and Michael Smith could potentially be on the bench, so the youngster will be adding to an already strong front-line.

Ivan Toney’s goal ratio is to ripple the net once every 206 minutes; that does not sound too scrappy as it’s basically one every other match, which amounts to 23 goals if he was to play in all division games.

Portsmouth supporters, does your attacking options need adding to? Is Ivan Toney a capable signing? Let us get your thoughts in the comments below!


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