Forward to leave Pompey

Hermann Hreidarsson goes up for a header at Scunthorpe as Danny Webber, far right, looks on in what was his last game for the Blues

Hermann Hreidarsson goes up for a header at Scunthorpe as Danny Webber, far right, looks on in what was his last game for the Blues

Carl Baker. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Steve Cotterill has revealed that Danny Webber will be leaving Pompey.

The Blues manager confirmed the shock news after the 1-1 end-of-season draw at Scunthorpe.

Cotterill held one-to-one talks with all of his loanees and out-of-contract players before the clash at Glanford Park.

And after full-time, he revealed Webber will not be offered a new deal and would be leaving Fratton Park in the summer.

Webber has only just recovered from a serious knee injury suffered at Spurs last year.

Meanwhile, Cotterill was satisfied with a point as Pompey came back to draw at Scunthorpe.

David Nugent, in what could be his last game for the club, netted Pompey’s equaliser nine minutes from time with a deflected effort that wrong-footed Scunthorpe’s substitute goalkeeper Sam Slocombe to earn the Blues a share of the spoils.

Cotterill’s side turned in a poor first-half performance and fell behind just before the half-hour mark as Ramon Nunez scored a cracking long-range goal after he was given possession by a poor Jamie Ashdown clearance.

But Pompey improved drastically after the break and despite some close scares on their own goal, they found an equaliser late in the game through Nugent who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Cotterill said: ‘It wasn’t difficult to improve after the break because we were rubbish in the first half but at least we turned it around.

‘It’s been a long hard season for our lads and it showed.

‘I had a look at the lads in the warm-up and could see they weren’t quite up for it and felt we needed an early goal.

‘But I had a few words with them at half-time and they were a lot better after that.’

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