Portsmouth news: Pompey closing in on Reeco Hackett-Fairchild

By Pete O'Rourke

28th Dec, 2019 | 8:00pm

Exclusive: Portsmouth closing in on signing forward who Jackett views as valuable addition

Portsmouth are closing in on signing Bromley forward Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, Football Insider understands.

The 21-year-old attacker has been one of the standout performers in the National League this season for Bromley, helping them climb to third spot in the table.

A Portsmouth source has told Football Insider that Pompey manager Kenny Jackett is keen to bolster his attacking options in January and sees Hackett-Fairchild as a valuable addition.

The English attacker has scored eight goals in the 22 appearances he has made for Bromley this season and a host of Football League clubs have been keeping tabs on him as a result.

However, Portsmouth have moved quickly to steal a march on their rivals by setting up a deal with Bromley for the former Charlton forward.

Hackett-Fairchild began his career in the youth ranks of Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion, before joining Charlton where he made 24 first-team appearances for the Addicks in all competitions, scoring twice.

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Portsmouth currently sit 8th in League One having collected 34 points from their first 21 games of the season.

Jackett’s side are currently one point off the play-off places, with Bristol Rovers currently sat sixth, ahead of playing Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Pompey go into their clash with a struggling Dons side having won three of their last five league matches.

In other Portsmouth news,  Football Insider can reveal that the League One side are in the hunt for a Championship striker who could be available for a cut-price fee.