Joe Gallen dismisses possibility of late Portsmouth transfer activity - but does enough to keep fans guessing

Joe Gallen has played down suggestions of a final flurry of activity in the January transfer window.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 12:20 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 1:22 pm

But the Blues assistant manager didn’t categorically rule out further business at Fratton Park between now and Friday night’s deadline as the club hosted the media ahead of tomorrow night’s League One trip to Lincoln.

Pompey enjoyed a proactive start to the window by bringing in Steve Seddon (Birmingham) and Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) on loan.

The also paid an undisclosed fee for Bromley forward Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.

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Those three deals were completed by January 7, with the only activity since being exits through the doors at PO4.

Anton Walkes rejoined Altanta United on a permanent deal, while Luke McGee completed a loan move to Bradford until the end of the season.

Pompey have, of course, been on the lookout for a new right-back and a left-footed centre-back as they bid to get their squad in order for a promotion push in the second half of the season – a search that has been boosted by the prize money obtained from both their ongoing FA Cup and EFL Trophy runs.

There’s also been plenty of speculation linking current fringe players with a move away from Fratton Park, including Brett Pitman and Paul Downing.

Pompey assistant manager Joe Gallen

But with only five days remaining until the end of the transfer window, Gallen said he didn’t anticipate the Blues being that busy during the week ahead.

Although, he did say enough to keep fans on their toes.

He told The News: ‘Well, we obviously got some work done early, so I don’t think there’ll be much happening towards the end of the week.

‘But, like I always say, things can change after one game.

‘So as it stands, I don’t there’s going to be much for us, but of course you never know what might come up.’