Pompey in striker hunt

Pompey striker Conor Chaplin Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pompey remain in the market for a striker as the transfer window deadline looms.

The Blues have until 11pm today to add to their squad, before the January window closes.

Matt Tubbs Picture: Joe Pepler

Matt Tubbs Picture: Joe Pepler

However, for clubs outside the Premier League, the emergency loan window opens in a week’s time, allowing the further prospect to recruit.

Regardless, Paul Cook has made no secret of his desire to sign a forward, with chief executive Mark Catlin currently pursuing targets.

In addition, the Blues boss believes there could be more Fratton Park departures.

A prime candidate is Matt Tubbs, who is continuing to interest other clubs and has no future at Pompey.

Cook said: ‘Today we are in the market if we want to be, if it’s not right for us though we won’t go into the market, that’s the reality.

‘We are not going to say let’s bring in two or three for the sake of it.

‘As our supporters know, we are all looking for that help at that top end of the pitch, our supporters don’t need me to tell them. That is what we are looking for.

‘If we can get the right one to make them happy we will, but if we have to wait, we will wait.

‘Possibly there may be other departures, but I am not going to speak about that, I try to not get involved.

‘The reality is people could still leave from here.’

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