Pompey could be in the market for a centre-back in the summer.

The 19 centre-backs Portsmouth could move for this summer if they can't extend Blackburn man's stay - including Derby, Hull, Sunderland and Oxford defenders

Despite Hayden Carter’s eye-catching performances since his Pompey arrival, the club are likely to be in the market for a new centre-back in the summer.

By Sam Cox
Friday, 4th March 2022, 6:04 pm

That’s because the Blackburn Rovers loanee’s deal at Ewood Park still has two-and-a-half years remaining, presenting Danny Cowley with a hefty fee to fork out IF Tony Mowbray decided to let the defender leave at the season’s end.

So what are the alternatives if Carter’s Fratton Park stay remains a short-term one?

Here’s 18 viable centre-back options across the Championship and League One whose contracts expire in June.

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