Portsmouth failed to quite sneak into the play-off spots in the latter part of the League One season, although they were on course to be one of the teams battling for a top-six spot at the end of the season.
Danny Cowley’s men never really fell out of the top half of the League Three table but couldn’t do enough to stay in the playoffs and ultimately had to settle for at least one more season in League One.
With the side having sat in the third division for years, understandably fans of the club are increasingly frustrated by the lack of league football and their current boss will want to ensure he is the man to finally propel them back into the second division.
That may require him to reshuffle his squad this summer – and with that in mind, here are two players facing an uncertain few weeks at Fratton Park over the summer.
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Portsmouth won’t be too keen on letting the player go after he has made six goals contributions for the club in 16 starts over the course of the League One season and the midfielder/forward is still just 24, there’s enough room for him to get even better.
He can be a valuable member of their squad and often plays in their first-team and so the club were quick to offer him a new contract at Fratton Park in a bid to push him to devote his future to the side.
However, there has been no agreement on that deal yet and the longer the wait for the deal to be confirmed, the greater the chance he could leave Pompey in the summer. There would likely be a few suitors for his signature as well, and that means he might want to explore his options.
With his contract expiring, he will soon have to make a decision about his future – and while Portsmouth hope he decides to stay with them, that’s not guaranteed just yet.
Another player yet to agree a new contract with Portsmouth is Aiden O’Brien, who may be leaving the club as soon as he came.
The forward has come in and has already scored four goals and one assist for the side in the league in just eight starts – and considering how he might fare in a full season at Fratton Park, Danny Cowley was understandably keen on that Players will offer a new dealing with the site this summer.
As with Hackett-Fairchild, the new contract could be on the table but he has yet to devote his future to the club. There would likely be a number of teams willing to sign him in League One if he were keen for another new challenge and he might want to switch sides in the off-season.
However, he’s only just settled at Pompey so he could see himself staying at his current club. However, as of today, his future at the club remains unclear until he either signs this new contract or decides to leave for free.