Catlin: Pompey's striker hunt not over
Mark Catlin is adamantÂ Pompey remain in the hunt for a striking recruit.
And the search to strengthen will continue during the loan window.
Today's deadline day for permanent deals passed with no involvement from the Blues, who signed seven players over the summer.
Noticeably, there was no arrival of the additional striking paceÂ which Kenny Jackett continues to crave.
For the time being Conor Chaplin remains, although is being lined up by Coventry for a loan switch before the August 31 deadline.
And Pompey's chief executive insists the club still possessÂ the financeÂ '“Â and desire '“Â to bring in more firepower.
Catlin said:Â '˜There is budget available should Kenny wantÂ to enter that market.
'˜We are still looking to recruit. We are guided by Kenny andÂ he is still keen to strengthen should the right player become available.
'˜We haveÂ one loan player currently. They are all our players bar David Wheeler, soÂ have that flexibilityÂ to enter the loan market.
'˜We are always in the market for players, weÂ have some money in the budget if Kenny identifies players he feels will strengthen the team and overall I feel we are in a very good place.
'˜WeÂ did a lot of business early, a lot of thought went into it,Â and there are still players out there that potentially we would be interested in should they become available for loan.
'˜It has been a very inflated market if I am being honest, especially in the striker department. Some of the fees for players have been quite considerable.
'˜Kenny was always keen he would only bring players into the club that he considered would improve us and you don't want to be spending many hundreds of thousands of pounds on players and have them sat on the bench, that's no good for anyone.
'˜We went after the targets Kenny wanted us to go after and, percentage-wise, we did very well getting them in.
'˜This has beenÂ one of the fewÂ windows I have known whenÂ it's not a one in, one out policy. If Kenny wants to strengthen, there is no need to have players go out to subsidise that.'
For Catlin, a quiet deadline day was entirely expected, coinciding with the taking of the traditional early-season team photo.
He added: '˜I was anticipating a quiet day.
'˜Sometimes you can get a real curve ball thrown at youÂ but,Â Â going into thisÂ morning, we genuinely had nothing on the radar.'