Pompey target defender deal

Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler
Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey are on the trail of Ipswich Town central defender Matt Clarke.

The 18-year-old is in talks about a loan move to bolster Paul Cook’s defensive options.

Clarke is a left footed player, who has made four appearances since coming through the youth ranks at Portman Road.

Pompey are hoping to conclude a deal in time for him to face Coventry City in a friendly at Westleigh Park tomorrow night (7.30pm).