Blues eye bringing back winger

David Cotterill is due back at Swansea after Saturday's clash with Leicester
David Cotterill is due back at Swansea after Saturday's clash with Leicester
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Pompey will look to extend David Cotterill’s Fratton stay this week.

The on-loan winger is set to return to Swansea following this weekend’s trip to Leicester.

That was the initial emergency loan agreement with the promotion hopefuls back on February 17.

Since then, Cotterill has impressed in his seven appearances, scoring one goal and becoming a crucial member of the Blues’ first team.

Now Steve Cotterill is eager to keep him at the club even longer.

He plans to ring Swans counterpart Brendan Rodgers to broach that possibility.

Swansea are currently second in the table, yet suffered a surprise defeat at Derby at the weekend.

And Pompey’s boss is hoping they do not require the Welshman back at present.

He said: ‘David has got another game with us before he goes back.

‘I will have a word with Brendan (Rodgers) this week to see where we are.

‘Swansea may look at our fixtures and think “we might let him stay there for another month”.

‘We’ve got some good games coming up at home so they may think it may benefit them by letting him stay with Portsmouth.

‘I haven’t spoken to Brendan since we took David.

‘We’ve had that many games so there is no point me ringing him every five minutes.

‘But I will give him a call this week.’

David Cotterill will be hoping his recent Pompey performances can earn him a Wales recall.

They play England on Saturday, March 26, in a Euro 2012 group qualifier.