Pompey loan moves not expected until end of week

Liam Walker is set to be sent out on loan
Liam Walker is set to be sent out on loan
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Pompey have received loan interest in their players.

But Michael Appleton doesn’t expect anyone to leave Fratton Park until the end of the week.

The Blues have circulated the names of three players they wish to loan out.

Liam Walker and Josh Thompson are among the trio.

Appleton is hoping to then bring in loan players to replace them and strengthen his squad.

As it stands there remains tentative interest but nothing ‘strong’ according to Appleton.

Nonetheless, Pompey’s manager is eyeing up developments before the week is out.

He said: ‘I think it will be more towards the end of the week if anything like that does happen.

‘I just don’t think we can get it done quick enough before then.

‘What you have got to realise is we have to get one player out before we get one player in.

‘There has to be a club out there to want the players and then the players have to agree to go out.

‘So it’s not as easy as just getting a player in.

‘I could get a player in this evening but that’s the dilemma.

‘We are hearing bits and pieces but there’s not strong enough interest for me to say we are going to get someone in before tomorrow.

‘There are three players we are looking to loan out and they are aware of it, so we will see what happens.’

Walker appeared as an 85th-minute substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Notts County.

Thompson was an unused substitute, while Luke Rodgers and Jack Compton – who could also be in the frame – got 90 and 31 minutes respectively.