Portsmouth Confirms The Signing Of This Premier League Striker: A Necessity For Jackett?

Portsmouth have lost quite a few players this month due to injuries and plenty of players returned to their parent clubs after their loan spells ended. Therefore it is imperative for the club to make the last few days of this window count. It has now been confirmed by the club that they have signed Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle on loan for the rest of the season.

The forward had spent the first half of the season on loan with Birmingham City where he managed just one goal in 15 appearances. However, most of his outings came from the bench, and it would be unfair to gauge the striker’s capability from those stats.

The Pompey have three out and out strikers in the form of Brett Pitman, Oliver Hawkins and Louis Dennis. However, Hawkins is currently down with a calf injury, and Dennis is also a concern for Kenny Jackett as he is struggling with a knee injury. So it was a no brainer for the club to sign a striker in this window.

Portsmouth have led the table for the most parts of the season but they have lost a good amount of their players in this window. Joe Mason, Ben Thompson, Andre Green and David Wheeler have returned to their parent clubs, and the club is in desperate need of replacing them in the last few days.

English forward Bogle is a traditional target man and is strong in the air as he stands at 6ft3inches. He has decent pace and is difficult to shrug off the ball given his physical presence. His goal scoring record has been underwhelming in the past as well. The 26-year-old had joined Cardiff City in 2017, but it was clear that he would struggle to get into the playing eleven once they moved to the Premier League.

The striker would be desperate to prove his worth to his parent club, so hopefully, Pompey are going to get a player who would be on the hungry for goals. Portsmouth’s recent form has been worrying, and the loss of so many players should be a concerning sign for the manager (yes, we cannot reiterate this enough times).

However, they still occupy the second spot and a good end to the transfer window can get them back on track. Some fans might have preferred to see a bit more established name coming in, but Bogle has the potential to be a decent no. 9. In the circumstances, we believe the 26-year-old is a worthy addition to the squad.

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Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

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