Awfs weighs up loan move

Andy Awford. Picture: Joe Pepler
Andy Awford. Picture: Joe Pepler
Dion Donohue has signed a two-year deal at Pompey Picture: Colin Farmery

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ANDY AWFORD is mulling over a move in the loan transfer market.

The Pompey boss is considering a bid to make a temporary addition after the loan window opened last week.

Awford is weighing up his options after three league defeats on the spin has stalled his side’s progress.

There is money in the kitty should the 42-year-old see someone he wants to bring into Fratton Park.

The immediate concern seems to be in attack, with Pompey failing to score in their last three league games.

There hasn’t been much in the way of chances created in that period, either.

Awford is considering all of his options.

He said: ‘It’s good players.

‘If there are good players out there we will try to do something.

‘It’s about finding the right player who is prepared to come to League Two and improve the squad.

‘We will keep searching, of course. We are always looking. I’ve always said that.

‘I’ve got a squad of players we’re happy with.

‘But we’ve lost the last three games, so there is a point where you will look at a couple of positions.

‘You are always on the lookout for players.

‘If the right player becomes available we will try to do it.’

Pompey’s attacking options have been stretched by the news Ryan Taylor is struggling with a calf injury.

He missed Saturday’s defeat at Southend, with Jed Wallace and Jack Whatmough other injury concerns.

Awford said: ‘Ryan has a groin injury, a recurrence of the one he picked up in pre-season.

‘Jed has come off and Jack has gone down injured.

‘Jack has cramp and Jed has a niggle in his calf.

‘We’ll have to see how it settles down. If it goes he could be out for weeks.’

– JORDAN CROSS