Quiet January window end for Pompey

Josh Passley. Picture: Joe Pepler
Josh Passley. Picture: Joe Pepler

Transfer deadline day passed yesterday with no Fratton Park movement.

Andy Awford had anticipated a quiet end to the January window and he was to be proven correct with no business conducted at Pompey.

The Blues will now turn their attention to the opening of the emergency loan window on February 10 should they feel the need to strengthen.

In the meantime, Paul Robinson, Matt Tubbs, Paul McCallum and Josh Passley have been the arrivals during the period of the January window.

In addition, David Connolly and Ricky Holmes both had their contracts cancelled and joined Pompey League Two rivals Northampton and AFC Wimbledon respectively.

However, Awford will be disappointed there have been no takers for Patrick Agyemang, who returned earlier last month following an unsuccessful loan spell at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Similarly, midfield pair Ben Close and Nick Awford have yet to find any loan suitors.

However, with the non-league game operating under different deadlines, there is still the opportunity for them to move from today.

The Blues are hoping to get the home-grown duo fixed up locally, enabling them to receive precious first-team opportunities during the remainder of the season.

Winger Jack Maloney is also available for loan following a successful three-month spell at Poole Town.

Danny East (Aldershot) and Bradley Tarbuck (Dorchester) are sampling first-team football as they look to secure their futures with Pompey.

Meanwhile, the Blues will this morning learn the outcome of Paul McCallum’s Football Association hearing, as they await news on his suspension.