Two Pieces Of News

Last updated : 28 January 2019 By Jim Bonner

Pompey have confirmed the loan signing of Omar Bogle from Cardiff City for the remainder of the season.

The former Grimsby striker is available for selection tomorrow at Luton and will be itching to prove his doubters wrong after his career has stalled since his time with the Mariners.

Fans of other clubs who have watched him play since have warned Pompey fans that he's simply "not very good" (if we're being kind) and whilst it would be easy to dismiss their views, they aren't just saying that to be wind-up merchants, are they?

Having only scored eight goals in two years because of injuries and lack of confidence means that a loan deal is definitely the right option. If the gamble doesn't pay off then it'll be at no real cost to the club and if he is a success, Cardiff will hardly be demanding much money to be rid of him.

Hopefully he can rediscover the form that made him such a threat with Grimsby in League Two. Personally, I've only see him play once and he spent the entire match in Christian Burgess' pocket but 32 goals in 68 games is a seriously impressive record and his style of play should suit Kenny Jackett's preferred system.

Speaking of Jackett, he will have extra motivation to beat QPR in the F.A. Cup next week as the fifth round draw has seen a potential home tie with Premier League Watford.

The Pompey manager spent his entire playing career with the Hornets and also briefly managed them in the 90's. From a fans' perspective, it's not the most inspiring tie and a very difficult one to boot, especially with the league taking priority.

A defeat at Loftus Road wouldn't be the end of the world.