While some of his staff have been placed on furlough at full pay, the boss has insisted plans for the future are still in place. Jackett’s been shrewd in the free agent market previously, bringing the likes of Craig MacGillivray, Tom Naylor, Lee Brown and Ryan Williams to Fratton Park for absolutely nothing.It’s an avenue he may go down again during the next transfer window. So we’ve taken a look at which players from the Blues’ League One rivals whose deals expire at the end of the season and could well be available on a free...
1. Amadou Bakayoko - Coventry
The forward has bagged five goals in 33 appearances for the title-chasing Sky Blues this season. Coventry do hold a club option of an additional year, however.
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2. Callum Camps - Rochdale
The midfielder has bagged eight times in 38 outings for the struggling Dale. Linked with the likes of Blackburn and Peterborough in the past, Camps may feel it's time to progress his career
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3. Jordan Clark - Accrington
Stanley boss John Coleman is already planning for next term without his star man who's netted eight times in 40 games this season.
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4. Devante Cole - Doncaster
Undoubtedly talented but had a nomadic career since leaving Fleetwood for Wigan in 2018. Signed for Donny on a short-term deal until the end of the season in January.
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