Transfer Gossip: forward 'fuming' Portsmouth have blocked loan moves to Bolton and Southend

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild has reportedly been left 'fuming' Pompey have blocked him loan moves to Bolton and Southend.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 5:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th September 2020, 5:35 pm

According to Football Insider, the Blues have refused the forward a temporary exit away from Fratton Park.

The report claims that League Two Bolton were willing to contribute to half of Hackett-Fairchild's wages, but Pompey wanted them paid in full.

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Hackett-Fairchild has firmly been on the periphery of things since arriving from Bromley for an undisclosed fee in January.

He's made just one appearance and been omitted from the opening three match-day squads of the season.

The arrival of Michael Jacobs has pushed him further down the forward pecking order, with the 22-year-old unlikely to be involved in tonight's trip to Brighton in the Carabao Cup.

Jackett said on Thursday that Hackett-Fairchild would attract suitors should the Blues allow him to leave before the window closes on October 16.

Pompey forward Reeco Hackett-Fairchild. Picture: Kieran Cleeves

Hull and Colchester have also been mooted as potential destinations.

Pompey boss Jackett said: ‘It’s tough for Reeco and he would 100 per cent want to go out on loan, yes.

‘He had a good pre-season and has in recent weeks got over his injury and looks sharp in training.

‘But would he want to go on loan? Yes, he would.

‘It’s a situation where we’ve had a month to assess that and we’ll see who comes in.

‘Obviously, in the end we have to consider Reeco’s situation, but we also have to make sure we get things right for the club.

‘He is one that would be frustrated, however, because he wants to play football.

'I think someone where he plays is what we want. He’s more than capable of attracting interest if we decided to let him go.’

Hackett-Fairchild is under contract until the summer of 2022 at Fratton Park, with the club holding the option of an additional 12 months.

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