Loan arrivals not on Pompey radar

Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham is not expecting any more loan arrivals this season
Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham is not expecting any more loan arrivals this season
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Pompey are not expecting to make any more loan deals this season.

The emergency loan window closes a week today on March 28.

As it stands, the Blues have two vacant slots in their squad and currently have two players on loan.

The scope is there for Guy Whittingham to bolster his set-up, yet it is not something he is currently exploring.

The performances of a side which has lost just two of their past eight matches has convinced the caretaker manager any other loan additions are not a necessity.

In addition, it remains a consideration to promote a member of the Academy into the first-team squad.

And for Whittingham, the loan market is not attracting his attention at present.

He said: ‘Will I get in any more players on loan? Probably not.

‘I expect there will be a lot of movement for other clubs ahead of the deadline, but not us.

‘Everybody is fit and the performances have been good so it is not a necessity. We are doing okay.

‘If we are going to bring in anybody it will most likely be one of our young lads.

‘There are two spots but we are not in any rush to fill them. You can get a Championship player in but they are not going to come to us next season.

‘And if they are League One or League Two and not wanted at this late stage of the campaign, they are not really someone we would want.

‘I can’t see us doing anything unless something really good comes up.’

Shaun Cooper (Crawley) and Patrick Agyemang (Stevenage) are the two players currently on loan with the Blues.