Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has revealed he hopes to raiding Championship clubs to add to that squad in the January transfer window.
The market opened on Saturday and Cowley wasted no time putting his plans in place.
The News revealed Cowley’s plans for the window with the former Huddersfield Town and Lincoln City boss in hopes of being creative in his approach.
According to The News, Pompey’s boss will focus his attention on second-tier players who are in the last year of their contracts and may be able to cancel the rest of their contracts.
Cowley has made it clear that he would like to sign at least four new players before the window ends with a center-back and physical presence at the top of the list.
However, The News also revealed that Pompey’s boss is reportedly working on a ‘one in, one out’ policy at Fratton Park as he seeks to deal with some high earners, with John Marquis potentially on that list as well.
It’s a shrewd move from Cowley as he seeks to recruit championship players. It is also an expensive bet as these players with this experience will not be cheap at a League One club.
On top of that, Portsmouth has a number of high earners themselves in the last year of their contracts, such as John Marquis, Michael Jacobs and Ellis Harrison.
Their future may have to be resolved before Cowley joins that squad for the second half of the season with new corps needed to add to the promotional push.