Reinforcements Arriving?

30 September 2013 08:16
Three players training with Pompey with a possible view to joining.

Following the farce at York on Saturday, Guy Whittingham has three players training with the squad with a view to being signed as free agents.

One will be familiar to Pompey fans. Therry Racon was at Fratton Park on loan from Millwall last season but wouldn't sign a contract due to his wage demands being too high. However, it seems like the midfielder has had a change of heart and could even rejoin the squad tomorrow.

It would be a good move as Simon Ferry is likely to be out of action for the near future after being injured during Saturday's match and Racon was perhaps under-rated by fans during his spell at the club last season where he went about his business quietly but efficiently.

Whittingham is running the rule over another defensive midfielder in Gavin Mahon. The veteran is now 36 and was released from Notts County last season having spent some time on loan at Stevenage. Mahon is probably best known to Portsmouth fans for scoring a screamer for Watford against the Blues in the Premier League in 2007, a match Pompey lost 4-2.

With neither Phil Smith or John Sullivan looking like being up to League Two standard, Whittingham has former Hartlepool and Ipswich goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett lined up as their possible replacement. At 29, the former Weymouth stopper only has 114 senior appearances to his name but does have experience at Championship level.

Performances this season have highlighted that Pompey do not have a reliable goalkeeper and lack steel in the centre of midfield so these potential signings may well remedy those problems. 

Source: Fratton Faithful


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