Pompey boss to continue monitoring striker

Chris Dickson during his Charlton Athletic days
Chris Dickson during his Charlton Athletic days

Pompey will continue to monitor Chris Dickson as boss Guy Whittingham explores strengthening his squad.

The striker was today expected to spend a second training session with the Blues as they run the rule over him.

He also featured for the development group in their 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient in the week.

Dickson is hoping to tie up a move to Legia Warsaw in the next week.

But Whittingham is keeping tabs on the situation should it collapse.

The 29-year-old has the attribute of raw pace – something lacking from Pompey’s striking pool.

And with Ashley Harris out on a month’s loan at the Hawks, there is room to recruit another forward to the Blues’ ranks.

‘Chris has got pace to burn,’ said Whittingham.

‘We know that much – and he is an experienced striker, albeit abroad.

‘I think he is waiting for something abroad to happen but is training with us until that comes through.

‘It gives us a chance to have a good look at him.

‘And then if something doesn’t come up abroad then, who knows?

‘I am not saying we will do something because we have to take a lot into consideration.

‘But there is no harm in having a look at him and that is our policy.

‘If there are players out there we can look at, let’s get them in and have a look.

‘He’s done okay. He has looked a little bit rusty, I suppose because of the situation he is in (not having a club).

‘But he is a good lad, a good talker, seems a lovely character and is nice and bright.’

Dickson played for Cypriot outfit AEL Limassol in Champions League qualifiers last season.