Why Pompey may have to wait a short while longer in pursuit of former Bristol Rovers skipper Tom Lockyer

Pompey’s pursuit of Tom Lockyer looks like it will go on for a short while longer.

Thursday, 30th May 2019, 6:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd June 2019, 2:43 pm

The Blues have the centre-back high on their summer shopping list as a potential replacement for Matt Clarke.

Lockyer turned down a new deal at Bristol Rovers, admitting it was time for a new challenge elsewhere.

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Tom Lockyer is a Pompey target. Picture: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Lockyer ideally wanted his future decided before a potential call-up to Wales’ squad for the upcoming Euros 2020 qualifiers against Croatia (June 8) and Hungary (June 11).

After a six-day training camp in Portugal, Lockyer’s spot in Ryan Giggs’ 28-man set-up for the two games has been confirmed.

That means all of Lockyer’s full attention will likely be with Wales until after those matches have taken place.