Danny Cowley addresses reported Portsmouth interest in Sunderland defender Denver Hume

Danny Cowley is remaining tightlipped on Pompey’s reported interest in Denver Hume.

Thursday, 20th January 2022, 3:40 pm

Ironically, Pompey travel to the Stadium of Light this weekend, seeking their first League One victory of 2022.

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However, ahead of the fixture, Cowley would not be drawn on the issue of Hume.

He told The News: ‘I think we are being linked with a lot of players from a lot of clubs.

‘I certainly won’t be talking about a player that plays in a team that we are coming up against on Saturday.

‘I don’t think that would be fair on Lee Johnson or Sunderland as a football club.

Sunderland's Denver Hume has been linked with a Fratton Park switch. Picture Frank Reid

‘I am aware of him as a player, I have just spent 48 hours watching Sunderland, so he’s a player that we know.’

Presently Lee Brown and Reeco Hackett are battling it out for the role, with the head coach having reintroduced a back three at the end of November.

With Hackett sidelined by a foot injury for AFC Wimbledon, Brown returned to the team for the goalless Plough Lane draw.

However, Hackett is now pushing for a first-team return ahead of Saturday’s trek to Sunderland for league action.

The left-footed winger has started eight of the Blues’ last 10 matches in all competitions in the wing-back role after being converted this term.

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