Jackett confirms ex-Cork City winger is on Portsmouth's radar

Kenny Jackett has admitted Kieran Sadlier is on his radar.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 8th November 2018, 2:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th November 2018, 4:01 pm
Kieran Sadlier
Kieran Sadlier

But Pompey's boss insists nothing is planned imminently to secure the prolific ex-Cork City winger.

The Blues were earlier this week linked with a move for the free agent following the end of the SSE Airtricity League premier division season.

The left-sided wide man had been in impressive form for Cork, netting in last weekend's FAI Cup final defeat to Dundalk ahead of his contract expiry.

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Pompey's recruitment team are continuing to plot their January transfer window movement, identifying a number of targets.

And Jackett is familiar with the talents of the former Peterborough and St Mirren player.

He said: '˜I am certainly aware of the player (Sadlier).

'˜There are no plans to move him in, the Irish League has just finished and some people are out of contract.

'˜I wouldn't say it's a situation we are not aware of, right the way through that league we know, which is where we signed Ronan Curtis from.

'˜There are no plans for either a trial or to sign somebody imminently.

'˜He's a player I know, but there are no plans right now to sign him.'

Sadlier, who comes from Haywards Heath, appeared against Pompey in July 2016 while with Sligo Rovers.

Introduced as a second-half substitute, he netted twice in two minutes as the hosts fought back from a three-goal deficit to draw the friendly 3-3.

The 24-year-old later moved to Cork, although didn't feature in this summer's friendly against Jackett's side.

The Blues won that Turner's Cross encounter 4-0, with Curtis handed a maiden appearance following May's switch from Derry City.