Kenny Jackett's delight to capture Swansea's George Byers after double Portsmouth swoop

Kenny Jackett believes George Byers will enhance Pompey’s attacking midfield options.

Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 6:32 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 6:45 pm
Swansea midfielder George Byers has arrived at Pompey on loan until the end of the season. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Swansea man arrives at Fratton Park in a loan deal until the season’s end, his signing secured on the same day Charlie Daniels’ move was confirmed.

Overall, his 65 outings and eight goals for the Welsh club have largely arrived in the Championship.

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And he joins Andy Cannon, Tom Naylor, Ben Close and Harvey White in vying for a midfield spot.

Jackett told The News: ‘George Byers from Swansea improves our midfield options and is an attacking midfielder.

‘I am sure he can play as a 10, but also as one of the two midfield players.

‘We want to get each area as strong as we possibly can, like every club and every manager.

‘We have a lot of games and have a lot to play for and want to be as strong as we possibly can from one to 22.

‘George had a groin injury and has recovered from that and is okay. Going back before lockdown he had an ankle injury in February.

‘He’ll want to push our players, push his way into the tea and do well for Pompey, that’s his aim.’

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