Pompey unsure of timeframe forÂ Donohue absence
Pompey remain unsure when Dion Donohue will return from being sidelined by Glandular fever.
The 24-year-old is currently unable to train as the illness continues to rule him out ofÂ BluesÂ reckoning.
Having initially suffered with a blistered foot, it means Donohue has yet to feature during the pre-season friendly programme.
But while Kenny Jackett is unable to set a timeframe for the versatile performer's return, he is convinced the ex-Chesterfield man can soon catch up followingÂ his enforced absence.
Pompey's boss said: '˜There is enough of the season ahead, so Dion can recover and make a big contribution.
'˜There's still enough time for him to build on what was a good first season last year. He has settled downÂ and can go one better.
'˜Each individual is different in terms of getting over it, you have to give the individual concerned enough time to build up his strength.
'˜Having said that, I am talking like a medical expert and I am certainly not that!
'˜Dion feels slightly washed out sometimes when he trains. Sometimes he's coming in, but mainly he is resting.
'˜Hopefully his body recovers as quickly as possible and builds up the strength that he needs.
'˜There is no timeframe, it's something you have to take week by week and see how he feels.
'˜At the moment there's Dion and Ben CloseÂ absent. Keeping a complete squad fit is unlikely, but you work hard trying to keep the numbers down.'
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â '“ NEILÂ ALLEN