Teden Mengi could be looking for experience in the Football League after performing well for Manchester United in the PL2 this term. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The Manchester United and Liverpool youngsters plus Swansea, Blackburn and Luton Town outcasts Portsmouth could turn to in bid to sort defensive issues

Pompey may be forced to enter the January market this winter – with a central defender at the top of Danny Cowley’s wishlist.

A combination of injuries and suspensions has increased the Blues’ defensive woes this season, which was reflected in their latest victory against Gillingham.

The former Lincoln boss had no senior centre-halves fit for selection and named a backline filled with makeshift options at Priestfield.

However, those who wore royal blue performed remarkably and kept a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory over Steve Evans side.

But this is unlikely to stop the Fratton club from entering the market next month, with reinforcements certainly needed.

Click through the list of players throughout the EFL and Non-League who could arrive on the south coast in 32 days time.

A message from the Editor, Mark WaldronYou can support our local team of expert Pompey writers by subscribing here for all the latest news from Fratton Park for 14p a day.

Page 1 of 4