Portsmouth boss reveals plans for remaining weeks of the summer transfer window

Kenny Jackett believes Pompey's remaining business in the transfer window will be 'minimal'.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 6:30 am

The Blues boss admits there could still be some new arrivals and departures before the cut-off point on October 16 – but there won't be any significant chages to his squad.

Pompey have made four signings so far this summer. Sean Raggett (Norwich), Callum Johnson (Accrington) and Michael Jacobs (Wigan) arrived on permanent deals, while Cameron Pring was recruited on a season-long loan from Bristol City.

With the implementation of a £2.5m salary cap, the Blues currently have one spot in their 22-man squad remaining. They plan to loan out keeper Duncan Turnbull and won’t register him for League One action.

Jackett still wants a left-footed centre-back, while he could also add fire-power to his striking department, having previously been interested in Brandon Hanlan.

But there won't be wholesale changes at Fratton Park, with the manager pleased with how his squad's shaping up as Pompey push for promotion.

Jackett said: ‘I'm happy with the numbers. I don't think we need any more numbers in the squad.

‘I think we have some very good young players as well and I'm not looking to dramatically increase that.

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

‘If you're looking at the next month, maybe we'll get one or two in, maybe one or two will go out or maybe nothing at all. That's where it is.

‘There will be a minimal amount of movement and the squad we have will keep working at being successful.’

Jackett revealed anyone who heads through the exit door will be a result of them wanting more regular minutes rather than him creating space in his playing budget.

The manager added: ‘It'll be the need for football, really. If you're looking at numbers, if we register two of the three goalkeepers then have Duncan and Taylor Seymour (who is under 21) there's some flexibility.

‘You're down to the outfield players then and I do think it will be enough.

‘We're not quite at the maximum number yet and have enough players in the squad.’

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