Update on Haji Mnoga's potential Portsmouth loan departure

Haji Mnoga has been attracting interest from National League clubs.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 5:30 am

Pompey are willing to allow the fledgling defender to depart on loan to help his encouraging development.

Mnoga's third-choice right-back at Fratton Park and behind recent-arrival Callum Johnson and James Bolton in the pecking order.

He travelled with Kenny Jackett's squad for Thursday's 4-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Brighton, although wasn't named in the match-day squad.

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The Blues don't want the 18-year-old's progress to stagnate and prefer to see him playing regularly elsewhere this season.

However, the Blues boss hasn't ruled out a switch to a League Two outfit if it was the right move for Mnoga.

Haji Mnoga. Picture: Jason Brown

So far, there's been no Football League clubs declare they'd be keen on Southsea lad.

But there are potential suitors in the National League.

Jackett said: ‘We have had National League interest in Haji, which is good but nothing necessarily higher than that.

‘Similarly, we've been pleased with what Haji has done in pre-season training with the pros and it'll be good for him to be committed to the senior squad.’

Mnoga's made four Pompey appearances to date – all in the EFL Trophy.

The former Trafalgar School pupil signed his first professional contract in December.

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