Portsmouth running rule over Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke-linked defender at training camp

Defender Akin Odimayo is away with Pompey at this week's training camp at St George's Park.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 4:12 pm

The 21-year-old has gone away with the Blues ahead of a potential summer switch, having yet to pen a new deal with Swindon.

Odimayo has been linked with Championship trio Stoke Derby and Preston – along with League One rivals Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster – in recent months.

However, he bids to win a Fratton Park deal, with the centre-back opting not to pen a new deal at the County Ground despite being offered fresh terms.

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Akin Odimayo, in action for Swindon against Pompey last season, is training with the Blues. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Joining Swindon last summer following his release from Reading, Odimayo enjoyed a breakthrough season in the 2020-21 campaign.

Although he couldn’t prevent the Robins from suffering League One relegation, he was one of their stand-out performers and made 33 appearances in all competitions.

During his time at Reading, Odimayo made one outing in the Carabao Cup and had loan spells with non-league Hungerford Town and League of Ireland outfit Waterford.

The head coach has signed Clark Robertson on a free transfer from Rotherham, while Paul Downing and Sean Raggett both have a year remaining on their respective deals.

However, Cowley covets an extra body as he plots Pompey’s latest promotion push.

Norwich striker Gassan Ahadme has travelled after his hat-trick in the 5-2 win at the Hawks, along with ex-Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh.