Whilst it is still quiet on the Lincoln City transfer front, there has been plenty of activity across the division.
We begin our round-up at London Road where, as usual, Peterborough are the early movers.
One out, two in at Posh
Despite having a decent game against us, Alex Woodyard has been farmed out to Tranmere. That’s not exactly news though, it happened a couple of days ago but I guess there are those of you who might not pay attention to other clubs all that closely.
Posh have wasted little time in bringing in a couple of replacements and the business echos what they’ve done in the past. They’ve looked to the National League, signing midfielder Jack Taylor from Barnet for a fee thought to be around £500,000. It’s a reflection of their usual process, signing a player with potential from a lower division, but it does seem to be quite costly; they paid around half that I’m led to believe for Woodyard, yet he’s now been farmed out and seemingly, they’re cutting their losses.
They’ve also bagged Reece Brown on loan from Huddersfield. It seems Danny is still dealing with a select number of clubs: I wonder if he’ll be looking to bid for some of the current Posh squad in the coming weeks?
Two in, potentially one out at Pompey
It’s all moving very quickly in these early stages, with Kenny Jackett adding two players to his ranks ahead of a crucial six months for Pompey. He bagged Reeco Hackett-Fairchild yesterday from Bromley, another manager who puts value in National League players. Hackett-Fairchild is a left footed attacker who started out at Charlton, and he joins for an undisclosed fee. Pompey have previously had success with the likes of Jamal Lowe coming out of the National League. From our point of view, it does seem to rule out them coming in for Bruno Andrade, although with his injury situation it was always unlikely.
They’ve also added Cameron McGeehan to their side today. This is a big signing; he was a title winner with Barnsley last season and having started his career with Chelsea, he’s got quality on the ball.
It has been speculated that 31-year-old Brett Pitman can leave the club. This is a real surprise, Pitman is a goal machine even if his legs aren’t quite there anymore. Plymouth and Swindon have been linked and whoever does bag him will be getting a top player with goals galore in him. He might be a little tough to manage at times, but few Pompey fans will want to see him leave.