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Pompey's January business will be part of the long-term plan
Wednesday, 17th Nov 2021 21:52 by pompey-fans.com staff

Pompey CEO Andy Cullen believes the club will do some transfer business in January - but will not be drawn on how much movement fans can expect to see.

With the first part of the season some way short of delivering another serious promotion bid that many hoped for, some fans are keen to see major improvements to the squad in the mid-season window. But Cullen is playing his cards close to his chest.

In an interview with The News, he said: 'I think there is an obsession with finance and budgets, it’s one where we would rather concentrate on improving players working through the dynamics.

‘I am sure we will see some business in January and that will be part of the longer-term plan as to where we want to move the football club going into next summer.

'Every manager works within a budget. We set out with a sum and got to the end of August when there were three opportunities in Joe Morrell, Miguel Azeez and Mahlon Romeo.

‘So we spent a significant sum of money on a transfer fee for Joe and made extra funds available to deliver on all those three players in terms of salaries. We certainly wanted to back Danny as much as we possibly could.

‘Now we come into January and it is about what we can do to improve the squad – and how can we be creative in the way we make that happen?

‘I don’t want to talk about finances. You have got to think strategically about how you take things forward, because quick fixes in football – and considering where we are – normally don’t work out.

‘If it’s something that makes a difference, a real, real difference, then, of course, we’ll consider it.’

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