Scott Allan has waved a fond farewell to Pompey after his latest loan spell ended.
The Scottish midfielder’s stay expired after last night’s 2-0 loss at Walsall and he returns to his parent club West Brom on Monday to leave Pompey down to just 18 players in their squad.
As yet, there are no plans for him to return to Fratton Park and Allan has no idea if the Baggies will even let him out on loan again.
He said: ‘That was my last game and I’m back to West Brom from Monday.
‘You can’t say much about whether I might be back in the future. Nobody really knows what may happen at this club at the moment.
‘If I come back some time, then great but if I don’t, I will look back on my time at a great club with great fans and say “thank you” for the experience.
‘And I’d like to wish everyone connected to the club all the best for the future.
‘Who knows where I will be going next? I need to see if the club is going to get itself back on its feet again.
‘I need to look after myself as well but, to be honest, it’s all down to West Brom.
‘If they say “yes” to me going out on loan, then fine.
‘If they don’t, I have to get my head down and work hard there.’
Allan’s final game for the club ended in disappointment as Pompey fell to yet another defeat in their awful 14-game winless run.
Despite a bright opening, the Blues found themselves 2-0 down at half-time and Allan was unable to rescue Pompey after coming on as a substitute at the interval.
He said: ‘It’s a disappointing way to finish. We gave away sloppy goals yet again and we couldn’t find a way back into the game.’
– STEVE WILSON