Michael Appleton is poised to finally make a move in the transfer market, after being given the go ahead to bring in players on monthly contracts by administrator Trevor Birch.
Birch has revealed that Appleton is looking at 8-10 players including the trialists who have been at the club for the past few weeks and also some players who are training with other clubs with a view to loan moves.
Those expected to join are Brian Howard, Izale McLeod, Mustapha Dumbuya, Jon Harley, Luke Rodgers, Jack Compton, Kieran Djilali and Liam Walker while goalkeeper Simon Eastwood can also be given a monthly deal after singing non-contract terms for the defeat at Plymouth.
Birch has moved to re-assure the fans that Pompeycan afford these deals on a monthly basis, and if the club was to liquidate the players would be free to move to other clubs outside of the usual transfer window. The football league would have been consulted and will have had to confirm the allowance of players and financial liability.
This will come as a welcome tonic to Appleton and Pompey in general, against a backdrop of continued discussions between the trust and PKF.
Pompey face Bournemouth in their opening league one fixture this coming Saturday, and the deals are expected to complete in time for those players to be registered and give the Blues a competitive squad for the South Coast clash.