Pompey could see more ins - and more outs - on deadline day
Tuesday, 30th Jan 2018 22:17 by pompey-fans.com staff
Kenny Jackett says Anton Walkes may not be his last transfer window recruit.
He was pleased to land the versatile 20-year-old from Spurs and says other additions could arrive on Wednesday's transfer deadline day. And he has not ruled out players going out the exit too.
Jackett told The News: 'Central midfield has been an area where we’ve been light of one or two players. Having Walkes coming in does cover that area and add some competition while players are out.
‘He has the ability to play a few positions. Right-back is one and centre-half, but in terms of his qualities he’s a defender, so if I put him into midfield he will complement whoever I play him with.'
Talking about the prospect of any of his existing squad moving on, Jackett told the paper: '‘At the moment we haven’t had enquiries, but that could be famous last words. I think so (there will be enquiries). It does tend to build up. It’s a case of waiting for people to move and releasing others. It’s a chain reaction all the way down.
'I haven’t had any enquiries and I haven’t got anyone currently out of the 18 who is a senior pro (who can leave). We haven’t got a surplus of senior pros or players I think people will take.
‘We’re going into a crucial period. If we want a chance of that top six, we want as many options as strong as possible. ‘If you do lose players we want players to replace them.’
All in all then, a day to keep a close eye on the Park and the training ground...
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