CONOR CHAPLIN’S future continues to generate debate among the Fratton faithful.
The striker did not make the trip to Doncaster for Pompey’s 0-0 draw on Saturday, having told boss Kenny Jackett he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to feature at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Chaplin is keen to leave the Blues before the loan window closes on Friday as he seeks regular first-team football.
On Facebook page Portsmouth FC – The News, Pompey fans have had their say on the Worthing talent’s future...
Personally I smell the breath of a money-grabbing agent whispering in his ear and unsettling him.
He's been happy here in the past and worked hard for the club, but someone he trusts has spoiled his attitude and convinced him that he should move.
I don't think Kenny Jackett could have done much different other than succeed in getting a replacement, and once he's identified his target it's then down to others to close the deal.
Chaplin is a good player but he is not the kind we need he is not suited to the style of football we are trying to play.
He probably would suit Coventry, but we need someone with a bit of speed someone like Defoe PUP.
If we can get a replacement he goes otherwise, he stays and trains hard.
There can only be one boss of a team, you can't have players deciding whether or not they want to be in a match day squad.
I hope he gets a move as it's becoming a distraction. The point a player doesn't feel right to be in the squad is the point he goes and trains with the juniors until his attitude changes.
Jackett can't find a place for him in the team permanently, neither could Cook.
Either they are both useless managers (recent history would suggest otherwise) and Chaplin knows best or there is something else going on.
Let's hope for some movement this week. Conor has been a great servant to this club and we all wish him well.
Chris Pompey FC
I don't think his agent has anything to do with it, I just think he's realised his career is going to waste at Pompey.
He has always given this club 100 per cent - just a shame that han't been reciprocated by Jackett.
I fully understand what he says when he wasn't in the right frame of mind.
Imagine if your boss said you were not wanted in the business but instead of letting you leave he asked you to come in on your day off as 'he needed you'.
Would you be in the right frame of mind to give 100 per cent.