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The 17 best out-of-contract central defenders Portsmouth could eye this summer - including Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton and Bradford options

Pompey will be delving into the defensive market this summer with only one recognised centre-back contracted beyond this season.

By Pepe Lacey
Monday, 4th April 2022, 4:00 pm
Updated Monday, 4th April 2022, 4:17 pm

Sean Raggett’s deal is set to expire at the end of the campaign along with Paul Downing, who is set to depart Fratton Park, while Hayden Carter will not likely return following the expiration of his loan.

This leaves Clarke Robertson as the only recognised central defender signed on for next season, as well as versatile option Connor Ogilvie.

Danny Cowley has admitted he’ll be scouring the League Two market along with players from League One, as he tries to form a side good enough to challenge for promotion next term.

We’ve taken a look at the best out-of-contract central defenders from the third and fourth tiers to see who the Blues could target this summer.

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