Cameron McGeehan's level of involvement in next two games revealed and why he deserves Portsmouth praise

Cameron McGeehan has been backed to become a complete midfielder after an encouraging start to his Pompey career.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 5:30 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 6:03 pm

McGeehan will start against Scunthorpe tonight in the EFL Trophy quarter-final, but miss Saturday’s FA Cup clash with the Tykes as part of the terms of his move.

The 24-year-old has produced a couple of steady showings against AFC Wimbledon and Bolton, after not making a first-team appearance for a month.

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McGeehan had just two sub outings to his name since his last Barnsley start at the start of November, when he scored in a 4-2 loss to Stoke.

Kenny Jackett feels the former Luton man deserves praise for his showings so far given his lack of action of late.

He said: ‘Cameron will play (against Scunthorpe).

‘He’s done well and made a good impression, especially considering he hasn’t played that much football in the first half of the season before he came to us.

Cameron McGeehan. Photo by Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com

‘For Cameron anyway, I’ve been pleased with what he’s done.

‘He’s had a few shots in his games which he has got in his game.

‘I think he can be an all-round midfield player.

‘To come in with your first two games and pick up two wins gives you a bit of confidence as well.

Seddon has been a standout performer in his three starts and single substitute appearance to date.

The left-back had also been starved of playing time at parent club Birmingham, which makes his showings doubly encouraging for Jackett.

He added: ‘Both Cameron and Steve Seddon have made good impressions.

‘Neither have had many games at all.

‘Sometimes it’s difficult to come in and do that.

‘Both of those have hit the ground running, though, and that’s pleasing.’