Catlin: Portsmouth ready to react on deadline day

Mark Catlin admitted there could be a late flurry of deadline-day activity at Pompey.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 2:42 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:19 pm
Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin

But the Blues chief executive underlined structured recruitment this summer has left Kenny Jackett in a strong position on the final day of the loan window.

Jackett has landed nine players to leave his squad in a healthy position for the coming months.

Catlin knows you can't legislate for what options become available, however, and Pompey will be ready to react if the right deal comes up.

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He said: '˜When clubs do their business well, they tend not to have the deadline-day drama.

'˜With the additions we made in the summer early on we're in a very strong place with the  depth and quality of the squad.

'˜You can never discount anything happening on deadline day, because you could get a call that's a game changer or a deal you can't refuse.

'˜Kenny has that option, but we're not pulling our hair out trying to get something done.

'˜But if there's someone who can bring something different to the team then it will be looked at favourably.'