Striker hands Pompey fitness boost

Pompey have been boosted by Michael Smith's return to fitness.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 3:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:25 am
Pompey striker Michael Smith. Picture: Joe Pepler

The striker is ready to return to full training after getting the all-clear over his ankle injury.

Smith returned from his loan stay at Northampton Town last season after picking up the problem.

The 25-year-old made 14 appearances for the Cobblers during the second half of the campaign in League One.

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Kenny Jackett is looking forward to running the rule over the former Swindon Town man.

The Blues boss said: ‘Michael Smith is nearly ready. He’ll train this week.

‘It’ll be full training. He’s got a good attitude, so we’re looking forward to having a good look at him.’