But that doesn’t mean there isn’t opportunities for Pompey and their rivals to bolster their squads.
There are still a stack of free agents who are looking for new clubs after their contracts came to a close this summer.
There’s one or two surprising names on the lookout for employers with the season up and running.
We’ve looked at the kind of players who could realistically be within Pompey's reach, or those who could yet be picked up by their League One rivals.
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