Gareth Evans set to complete move away from Portsmouth with Bolton and others interested

Gareth Evans’ time at Pompey is set to come to an end.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 2:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 7:20 pm
Pompey midfielder Gareth Evans

The News understands the attacking-midfielder is edging closer to the Fratton Park exit, bringing his five-year stay on the south coast to an end.

League Two Bolton are believed to be in the hunt for his signature, although there is interest from other fourth-tier clubs up north.

Evans didn’t train with his Blues team-mates today ahead of the weekend visit of Wigan.

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It is believed he was putting the finishing touches to his move away, with the 32 year-old keen to move closer to his family in Greater Manchester.

Evans, from Macclesfield, started Pompey’s first three games of the season, operating in the number 10 role behind lone front man John Marquis.

However, he has all of a sudden found himself back down the pecking order following the arrival of former Wigan ace Michael Jacobs last week.

The 32-year-old was an unused substitute in the 4-0 Carabao Cup defeat at the hands of Brighton.

Meanwhile, he failed to travel with the rest of the Blues squad for their goalless draw at Rochdale on Sunday.

A popular figure among the Fratton faithful following his free transfer move from Fleetwood in 2015, Evans was a key member of the Pompey side that won the League Two title in 2017.

However, he has regularly found himself in and out of the Pompey starting XI under manager Kenny Jackett.

Last season he made 28 outings but only 10 of those came as League One starts.

In total, Evans has made 218 Blues appearances, scoring 37 goals.

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