One player at every League One club that would improve Portsmouth

Pompey have one of the strongest squads in League One.

Friday, 27th March 2020, 3:37 pm
Portsmouth’s Andy Cannon

From the goalkeeping department up to the strikers, there’s strength in depth in every position and it's a key reason why the Blues sit fourth in the table. But there’s always room for improvement, no matter if that’s Pompey, Liverpool or Barcelona.Here, sports writer Will Rooney selects one player from each third-tier club who would improve Kenny Jackett's squad...

A tricky winger who caused Pompey problems in their 4-1 loss at the Wham Stadium in December. Netted eight goals in 40 appearances this season for lowly Accy and is capable of playing in any of the attacking roles.
The defender has been with the Wombles all of his career since graduating through the club's academy. He was named their player of the season last term and been a big miss since undergoing hip surgery in October.

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Armand Gnanduillet is the one who’s grabbed the headlines for the Seasiders, but Kaikai is a raw talent with more miles left on the clock. Had injuries this term but registered six goals and five assists in 28 games.
One of the most prolific strikers in the division. He hit the ground running when moving to the Memorial Stadium from Coventry in January 2019. In total, he’s bagged 27 goals in 49 games.
Fraser has been the Brewers’ creator-in-chief this season. He’s scored nine and conjured up a further 13, certainly stepping up to the plate since Marcus Harness left the Pirelli for Fratton Park in the summer.
Plenty you could choose from the league leaders but the Bristol City loanee is a key reason why Coventry are top of the table. Walsh is a box-to-box midfielder who has all the attributes, netting five goals in 34 appearances.
A former Pompey target, the forward has been a hit since arriving from the Keepmoat in January 2019 from Cork. This season the Irishman has bagged 12 goals in 40 appearances.
After two-and-a-half seasons on loan at Highbury Stadium, the right-back finally made his transfer permanent in January. Coyle is sound defensively, while he also displays plenty of willingness to get forward down the flank.
One of the brightest young talents in League One, reportedly attracting interest from the likes of Sheffield United and Leeds. Held in the highest regard at Portman Road, the centre-back would undoubtedly improve Pompey’s squad.
Been of of the Imps' bright sparks in their first season back in League One. Grant has two goals and eight assists in 38 outings
The Blues were tormented by the forward in the 3-1 loss at Stadium MK in December. Healey’s rampant this term, bagging 12 times in 21 outings and will have plenty of potential suitors in the summer.
Regarded as one of the best midfielders in League One this season. The former Liverpool man has been at the heart of Oxford’s promotion push and would add flair and creativity to the Blues’ engine room
Who wouldn’t want the striker?! He ran amok around Pompey at London Road a few weeks ago, with his superb lobbed finish his 26th goal in just 39 games this term.
Eight goals in 38 games represents a decent return for the attacking midfielder, who has previously been linked with Championship Blackburn.
A striker Pompey looked at in the summer but turned down because of wage demands. Ladapo’s been key in Rotherham’s promotion push, notching 17 times in 39 games .
Someone the Blues have run the rule over this term. Pierre has been a standout player for the Shrews this term , bagging four goals in37 games. He's is a centre-back who'd add power to Kenny Jackett's rearguard
A shining light in what’s been a lacklustre season for the Shrimpers. Despite only being 18, the forward has scored seven times in 19 games and is only going to get better.
Someone Pompey fans are well aware of after last season’s play-off semi-final at Fratton. O’Nien’s blessed with versatility as he's capable to play right-back, right midfielder or in the No10. Wears his heart on his sleeve and is always a livewire. Scored four goals in 44 games this term.
Someone who was on Pompey’s shopping list in January. He’s a powerful, left-footed centre-back who’d bring an attribute that the Blues’ squad currently lacks.
Someone who Kenny Jackett knows from his time at Millwall. Had injuries this season but capable of tormenting defences and creating opportunities out of nothing. Netted four goals in 14 games.