East Heads North

Last updated : 13 January 2015 By Jim Bonner

Danny East has been loaned to Aldershot Town for a month in a bid to increase his fitness after recovering from a long-term injury.

The 23-year-old was injured in pre-season and hasn't made an appearance for Pompey since the final day of last season. He has joined the Shots as the final part of his rehabilitation with Andy Awford saying "we'll see how it works out and go from there."

It's a move that makes sense, however, Pompey have had a problem at right back all season and with only Adam Webster and Joe Devera capable of playing in that position, perhaps East should have stayed and showed what he was capable of in a competitive League Two match?

Awford has also told the local rag today that he is struggling to shift the players that he doesn't want, which is hardly surprising given that nobody is likely to want the rejects of a team currently sitting 17th in League Two.

Patrick Agyemang's loan at Dagenham was a failure so it's doubtful anyone would snap him up again whilst David Connolly still doesn't look like budging. Tom Craddock could end up leaving on loan for the same reasons as East but other than a few youngsters at the club dropping down a level or two for a while, it's difficult to see Awford being able to shift the dead wood in his squad.

At least there's some positive news with Wes Fogden close to resuming full training. Hopefully he'll be able to make an appearance in the first team before the season ends so he can show us what we've all been missing.