Pompey wait for striker go-ahead

Miles Storey, left
Miles Storey, left

Pompey are still hopeful of completing a loan deal for Miles Storey.

The young Swindon striker was at Fratton Park on Tuesday for discussions over a season-long stay.

The anticipated switch has still to go through, although Andy Awford remains eager for a successful conclusion.

The speed of a potential move has not been helped by the Robins’ ownership court case currently taking place.

Yesterday was day two of the High Court dispute between Swindon chairman Lee Power and ex-owner Jed McCrory.

And Awford is waiting for the go-ahead from the County Ground end before he can bring Storey into Blues training.

The Pompey boss said: ‘We are still trying to reach an agreement with Swindon.

‘Miles is not allowed to train with us yet as he is still under contract at Swindon so he can’t.

‘We are trying to discuss the situation with their people at the moment.

‘Hopefully we can get it sorted and we can get Miles down here to play for us this season.’

Storey has netted six times for Swindon, although has spent most of his time in the first-team utilised as a substitute.

The 20-year-old has started only nine times during an appearance record tallying 35 since emerging from the youth ranks.

He spent the second half of last season on loan with Shrewsbury in League One but failed to score in six outings.

Storey did, though, net twice against Aston Villa after coming off the bench in a League Cup tie in October 2012.

Last season he scored three times for Mark Cooper’s men and has once again been made available for loan.

Pompey are now hoping to tie up such a deal ahead of the new campaign.