Portsmouth boss wants to see former Millwall man in a game situation as he ponders deal

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett is looking to give game time to former Millwall defender James Meredith next week – as he weighs up whether to offer the Australian a deal.

The left-back has been training with Pompey after having his contract terminated by mutual consent before the season started.

But Pompey have scrapped their reserve side, meaning the next fixture is a Hampshire Senior Cup tie on September 18.

Jackett, a former Millwall manager, told The News: “His situation is that, after maybe two or three weeks of training to get up to speed, the back end will then see him play a game or two.

“At that point, we will be able to reassess him and work James towards full fitness to get the best out of him.

“We do understand that if something comes up in the meantime then he will speak to the another club, I do see that.

“But, similarly, we have to do what is right for this club, which is having a look at him in training and possibly a game or two.”

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