UPDATE Portsmouth boss reveals latest over move for Swansea City striker and Lincoln City target

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Danny Cowley has outlined his admiration for Swansea striker Liam Cullen.

And the Pompey boss is convinced the Wales under-21 international has what it takes to get among the goals.

But Cowley stated he has not contacted the Championship striker’s club over the prospect of a January loan move for his services.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The News understands Cullen is on Pompey’s hit-list of potential attacking targets, as he makes an attacking recruit a January window priority.

The Swans’ academy graduate has made 37 senior appearances since making the second-tier breakthrough, but has returned just four goals in that time.

Cullen has also got 13 outings under his belt this season without hitting the back of the net, but Cowley doesn’t feel that’s an accurate reflection of his goal threat.

Despite that, Cowley is adamant there has been no move made for the Lincoln City target.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

He said: ‘No, there’s not (been contact with Swansea) not over Cullen. No.

Swansea's Liam Cullen (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)Swansea's Liam Cullen (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)
Swansea's Liam Cullen (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

‘He’s a player I know with good movement, energy and technical ability.

‘He hasn’t scored as many goals as he should for his quality.

‘But he will score goals, he will definitely score goals. If you look at his expected goals there’s goals in that boy. No doubt.

‘There’s a lot to like about him.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

‘He’s an intelligent player, a really good presser and he’s a lot of characteristics we like in players.

‘But he’s a Swansea player and we have a huge respect for Russell Martin and the job he’s doing there.’

A message from the Editor, Mark Waldron

Get 30 per cent off our sport subscription, which gives readers unlimited access to all our Pompey and grassroots coverage for just 9p a day, by using the promo code JanSports30. The deal expires at midnight on January 31.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.