LivePortsmouth pre-season: LIVE updates as Blues return for training ahead of the 2021-22 Leeague One campaign

Pompey’s preparations for the 2021-22 campaign officially start today.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 2:01 pm

The Blues report back for duty at the club’s Hilsea training base for the first day of pre-season.

Danny Cowley will be putting his troops through their paces as he plots a renewed League One promotion push.

Certainly, it gives the head coach the opportunity to put his stamp on things after replacing Kenny Jackett in March amid a hectic run of fixtures.

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Pompey reported back to pre-season today. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Pompey reported back to pre-season today. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

New signings Clark Robertson, Shaun Williams, Ryan Tunnicliffe are all expected to link up with their new team-mates.

There is also expected to be a number of triallists on show with the Blues currently having just 16 players under contract.

We’re down at training bringing you all the updates throughout the day as they come our way.

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John Marquis, left, and Lee Brown during Pompey training. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Pompey pre-season training: LIVE updates as the Blues return for training

Last updated: Monday, 28 June, 2021, 14:11

  • Plans start for upcoming 2021-22 season
  • Number of triallists set to be involved
  • New goalkeeping coach could be present

The players head into the gym after the two-hour session. Danny Cowley due to address the media soon.

That might be that

Danny Cowley’s got everyone sat in the centre-circle as he addresses his troops and the triallists.

Looks like they may now be heading into the gym.

To close, the Pompey boss says: “Tell a player well done who you haven’t done today.”

It’s been a cracking insight into how the Cowleys work

The sprinklers come on

Coach Simon Bassey’s reply was: “Only cats are scared of water, aren’t they?!”

It’s a 10 v 10 game now. However, Ellis Harrison’s not joined in as he also continues his comeback from a knee injury. He was involved in passing drills earlier.

Pompey are training in new kit today - and now we know what they’ll be wearing on the opening day of the season against Fleetwood.

An update from Roko

Two goalkeeper triallists

Keepers have now put their gloves on. Alex Bass is joined by two triallists.

The winger’s on the comeback from a knee injury

Nicky Cowley’s orders

The assistant head coach is plenty active on the opening day of training barking his orders.

The balls are out as Nicky Cowley barks out his orders

Everything is being recorded!

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