Halford still waiting on Blues

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Greg Halford is waiting to hear if he’ll be returning to Pompey.

Weekend reports suggested the Wolves defender, who was on loan at Fratton Park last season, was keen to remain at Molineux and fight for Premier League football.

But the 26-year-old said he is prepared to link up with Steve Cotterill once again if the two clubs can agree a deal.

Halford has a single year left on his current agreement in the midlands and previously indicated he didn’t believe he had a future there.

He has yet to hear anything from Wolves about whether he will be on his way this summer.

Halford hopes, though, the way forward for him will become clearer by the time he returns from holiday later this month.

He said: ‘There’s been no word at the moment. I know nothing at the minute about what is going to happen, nothing at all.

‘I’m off on holiday to Crete on the 12th but, apart from that, I’ve been training and trying to keep fit, as well as relaxing.

‘It would be nice to know what is going on after I get back.

‘I’ve been through this process a few times before, so I know what goes on.

‘It’s usually the player who hears at the last minute they are moving to a different club.

‘So I’m prepared on that front if and when it comes to that.

‘It’s a nice thing to know that someone wants to sign you badly and will pay a bit of money for me. So I’m just going to have to see what happens.’

Supporters are hoping news of additions being lined up for the new campaign will gather pace after last week’s takeover by the Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI) group was completed.

But it is understood Cotterill has yet to meet with the new owners to discuss his playing budget.

Halford was glad to hear of the buyout by CSI, and is hopeful that will mean good news for the side he made 33 appearances for last term.

With Cotterill having just eight players to choose from, Halford feels the squad is where the focus will now have to quickly turn to.

Halford said: ‘I don’t know the ins and out of it, but I’ve seen the takeover’s gone through.

‘It’s been tough at the club with all the financial problems that they’ve had.

‘It’s nice to have some good news and they can finally have something to build from.

‘It’s a bit of good news that has been needed for a long time now.

‘I’m glad that everything has been sorted out and now the club can push forward. Hopefully, they can get the players that they are looking to get for next year.’