Injured Lee Brown ruled out until February - Portsmouth to prioritise left-back in January

Pompey defender Lee Brown will be out until February after he had surgery on a troublesome Achilles problem.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 12:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 1:35 pm
Pompey defender Lee Brown

And that means Blues boss Kenny Jackett will target a left-back player in the January transfer window, with his current options limited in that department.

And with Brandon Haunstrup also going under the knife last week on a knee problem, Anton Walkes filled the void on the left-hand side of defence.

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However, the right-back is not a natrual fit in that position – meaning Pompey will need to change their transfer strategy for January, with a left-back a priority.

The Blues do have Joe Hancott on their books – a player who made two Leasing.com Trophy appearances this season.

Hancott is also the youngest first-team debutant in Blues post-war history.

But the academy ace sustained ACL damage to his right knee in training in October.