Ipswich Town striker James Norwood was transfer listed earlier this season and has been linked with four League One clubs including Portsmouth, although Pompey are not currently eyeing the forward Portsmouth are not targeting a January transfer move for Ipswich Town striker James Norwood, despite being linked with him.
Portsmouth head coach Danny Cowley has revealed that Lee Brown missed yesterday’s clash with Gillingham due to an issue with his back. The defender picked up this problem in training last week and was deemed not to be fully-fit ahead of the club’s trip to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium and thus Reeco Hackett-Fairchild was selected to feature at left wing-back.
The Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Spurs, Millwall and non-league strikers Pompey could turn to in January
Danny Cowley could be ready to delve back into the loan market this winter to bolster his striking options. Pompey’s goalscoring woes have been well publicised this season, with John Marquis’ stuttering form coinciding with Gassan Ahadme and George Hirst adapting to League One football.
Portsmouth are keeping tabs on Notts County forward Kyle Wootton ahead of a potential swoop in the January transfer window, according to a report by The News. Pompey manager Danny Cowley recently suggested that the club could be in the market to sign a new striker. Whilst John Marquis has managed to provide seven direct goal contributions for Portsmouth in the third-tier this season, the likes of Ellis Harrison and George Hirst have struggled to deliver the goods on a consistent basis at this level.
Gillingham boss Steve Evans is still facing several injury problems as he prepares to welcome Portsmouth to Priestfield on Saturday. Top scorer Vadaine Oliver is set for another month on the sidelines after suffering an injury in Gills’ 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month. Captain Kyle Dempsey will also remain out after he was due an operation on Thursday after suffering a cartilage tear.
The centre-forward is starting to realise his potential at the Owls' League One rivals. There is not long to go now until Sheffield Wednesday come face to face with George Hirst. The striker, who left Hillsborough the summer of 2018 following a lengthy contract dispute, could line up against the Owls when they visit Portsmouth on Tuesday, December 7.
The last time The Imps faced tonight’s opponents Portsmouth at home was on Tuesday 3rd November 2020. The visitors won 3-1 that night, thanks to two goals from John Marquis (5′ and 50′) and one from Ronan Curtis (61′), with Tom Hopper scoring a consolation goal in the 73rd minute.
Lincoln have doubts over five players for their League One clash with Portsmouth as their injury woes show little sign of easing. Lasse Sorensen played the full game against Doncaster on Saturday despite suffering a medial knee ligament injury in the first half – manager Michael Appleton admitted “adrenaline got him through” but will check on him ahead of Tuesday’s fixture.
Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley has confirmed that whilst John Marquis could be in contention to feature for the club in their showdown with Lincoln City tomorrow, Paul Downing will miss the trip to Sincil Bank due to injury. Marquis has been forced to watch on from the sidelines for Pompey’s recent clashes with Wycombe Wanderers and AFC Wimbledon as a result of a tendon issue.
Portsmouth centre-back Paul Downing has suffered another injury set-back and will miss Tuesday's League One meeting away at Lincoln City inside the LNER Stadium Portsmouth centre-back Paul Downing will miss Tuesday’s meeting with Lincoln City after suffering a calf injury. Downing made his first appearance for the Blues in over a month nine days ago against Wycombe Wanderers after overcoming a hamstring issue, featuring as a stoppage time substitute in the 1-0 win at Adams Park.
Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley admits he has a difficult choice to make over who starts in goal for the visit of AFC Wimbledon. While Gavin Bazunu was on Republic of Ireland duty Alex Bass kept two clean sheets but the former has been first-choice all season and looks set to return.
'He’s a Portsmouth boy and Pompey supporter, the club has a good place in his heart': Danny Cowley on facing the transfer target and ex-Chelsea midfielder who got away
For Danny Cowley, he was the one that got away – now Pompey’s one-time summer transfer target will face the club he rejected. Luke McCormick was highly coveted following his release from Chelsea, where he came through the ranks alongside Mason Mount and Trevor Chalobah.
Portsmouth Q&A: Why Danny Cowley faces biggest call of his Pompey career, thoughts on Wycombe boss' subtle dig and why Blues judgement should be reserved after Wimbledon, Lincoln and Gillingham games
Pompey recorded their ‘best performance of the season’ at Wycombe on Saturday. But what’s the final verdict on the victory and what can we expect from the Blues next time out? Well, Mark McMahon quizzed Pompey reporter Jordan Cross to find out. Here’s the conclusions that were made…
Portsmouth took the three points as they beat Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 in a tight game at Adams Park on Saturday. After a slow start in the first half, Danny Cowley’s side managed beat promotion favourites Wycombe Wanderers. They conceded a penalty midway through the first half which was saved by goalkeeper Alex Bass and Pompey stayed in the game to win it late on.
The January transfer window will be essential for Portsmouth this season. With Portsmouth targeting a playoff push this season under Danny Cowley, adding depth to their squad will no doubt be crossing the minds of the decision makers at Pompey. Portsmouth’s squad is already lacking depth.
Very different strikers: Marcus Harness assesses contrasting Portsmouth styles of John Marquis and Leicester loanee George Hirst
Contrasting strikers with alternative skill sets – and Marcus Harness has hailed the impact of John Marquis’ ‘very different’ replacement. George Hirst is proving to be something of a revelation after finally entrusted with a regular starting spot. With John Marquis sidelined by injury, the Leicester City loanee has been included in Danny Cowley’s last two line-ups.
Marcus Harness the hero as Portsmouth produce win of season on road with display of resolve at Wycombe
Marcus Harness was the hero as gutsy Pompey triumphed at high-flying Wycombe. The winger bagged the only goal of the game at Adams Park, after Alex Bass’ first-half penalty save from Joe Jacobson. Pompey withstood pressure throughout from Gareth Ainsworth’s side, who posed a stern physical challenge.But Cowley’s men had chances themselves and stood strong through six dramatic minutes of stoppage time, to pick up the result of the season on the road on a afternoon of lively action.
Papa John's Trophy draw: Portsmouth handed trip to Exeter - plus details of who Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Bolton and Ipswich got
Pompey have been handed an away tie at Exeter City in the first knockout round of this year’s Papa John’s Trophy. The Blues will travel to St James Park the week commencing November 29. Pompey’s last game against the Grecians was in February 2020, when they beat the League Two outfit 3-2 in the semi-final of the Trophy to book a second successive trip to Wembley.