No agreement to secure Portsmouth future of Birmingham star Steve Seddon

Kenny Jackett has revealed no agreement is in place to turn Steve Seddon’s Fratton Park stay into a permanent presence.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 7th February 2020, 6:05 am

The impressive left-back is currently on loan with the Blues for the remainder of the season.

However, his Pompey future beyond the summer has not yet been discussed with parent club Birmingham.

Seddon signed a three-year deal with the Championship side in the close season, indicating the high regard Brum hold for the 22-year-old talent.

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Following five outings in the opening half of the season, he was last month allowed to join Pompey for regular first-team football.

But Jackett insists there have been no further talks on retaining the defender.

Pompey’s boss said: ‘There is no option with him, we have a loan for the rest of the season.

‘At the moment the contract is what it is. As a club we have been pleased with Seddon, he has done very well, but the loan is for this season.

There is no agreement in place to turn Steve Seddon's loan spell into a permanent Fratton Park deal. Picture: Joe Pepler

‘There haven't been any discussions about what happens after then.

‘I don’t know what his situation is at Birmingham, I wouldn’t really be able to talk for them.

‘We watched Seddon at Stevenage and AFC Wimbledon and he had good loans there as well.

‘In terms of the impact he has made, Pompey is a bigger stage and bigger club and he is building up quite a nice number of games for somebody who is 22.’

Seddon has made seven appearances since his January arrival – with Pompey winning them all.