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.
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.
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.