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Pompey still searching

Pompey still searching

Nope, not that illusive win, which we of course are still searching for, but players!

The transfer window has closed for another 6-months or so, although that does not for one minute mean that Pompey's movement in the transfer market is done...

So long as a player was a free agent when the transfer window slammed shut at 11pm last Thursday they remain eligible to sign for another club at any point outside the usual constraints of the transfer window.

Pompey looked at a number of trialists last week but Guy Whittingham is still pondering his next move, with these moves not only being made with the remainder of this season in mind but a 'bigger picture' of next season too - hence, with all due respect, players of a league two standard seem to be being looked at more and more.

As long as whomever comes in is a financially viable option, wants to be here and will offer 100% that will do me - it would be lovely if we finally could get back to something like 'normal' and these players being looked at can be part of a club that resembles something like a 'stable' one next season...

Further loan reinforcements are under consideration although some 'permanent signings', which they would be albeit on month-to-month deals should they now arrive, are something Whittingham is keen for us to deal in.

The likes of Alassane N'Diaye - who to be fair has turned out for Palace, but has most recently the midfielder has been with the likes of Barnet, former Bristol City winger Tristan Plummer and a former Leicester striker Aman Verma have been looked at, although N'Diaye seems the most, and probably only, permanent signing in the foreseeable future?

That said a loan deal for Millwall's Therry Racon, who we tried to get permanently had he agreed to 'mutually cancel' the remainder of his Millwall contract (which he did not want to) is something Whittingham has said he hopes to conclude when the loan window reopens on Thursday.

Svetoslav Todorov returning is something Whittingham would be keen on but that looks like a non-starter really...

It would appear, unless they depart on loan - and that is still possible! - the players currently contracted to us will be the ones that we have until the end of the season on continued rolling month-to-month contracts now though but how will they be supported?

I have no problem with Whittingham looking at players on trial, and if he thinks they can do a job for us - in the right way! - in the short and long-term, on realistic and affordable wages, I will back him in his moves but would still like us, experienced or not, to be turning to the younger players we already have at the club, especially if they are as good as those we are looking at anyway...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday February 4 2013
Time: 12:44PM

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Interestingly now Guy has admitted to looking to next season and bringing in players for the future.
eastneydave
04/02/2013 13:40:00
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