Danny Cowley gives concerning update on key Portsmouth midfielder’s fitness for rest of season

The Pompey midfielder is the most recent of a protracted checklist of gamers scuffling with damage with 5 essential matches remaining.

Despite Ben Close being sidelined with a groin subject for the 1-0 loss at MK Dons on Saturday, Cannon may solely take up a spot on the bench.

It meant Tottenham loanee Harvey White partnered Tom Naylor in central midfield.

Cannon was launched within the 76th minute however could not play along with his ordinary high-octane strategy.

The former Rochdale man has been one among Pompey’s standout gamers in the course of the newest League One promotion push, scoring two objectives in 45 appearances.

However, Cowley expressed concern whether or not Cannon can function on the peak of his powers once more this time period.

Portsmouth FC manager Danny Cowley  leads an angry Portsmouth FC midfielder Andy Cannon (14) away during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Milton Keynes Dons and Portsmouth at stadium:mk, Milton Keynes, England on 17 April 2021. Picture: Dennis Goodwin
Portsmouth FC supervisor Danny Cowley leads an offended Portsmouth FC midfielder Andy Cannon (14) away in the course of the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Milton Keynes Dons and Portsmouth at stadium:mk, Milton Keynes, England on 17 April 2021. Picture: Dennis Goodwin

The Blues boss mentioned: ‘I deliver Andy Cannon on who hasn’t been capable of practice. Since we have been right here, he is been actually struggling along with his again.

‘I performed him at Wigan within the second half and he may hardly stroll for 2 days afterwards.

‘Credit to him as a result of he is aware of how quick we’re and retains placing himself up for choice.

‘We do not know (how Cannon’s health goes to be managed). It is a singular state of affairs for us as a result of we’re so in need of our bodies, extremely quick.

‘He cannot play once more like he did on Saturday – he cannot transfer. He’s a dynamic, high-octane participant and might’t play like that once more. He cannot get across the pitch.

‘I have to go away and perhaps suppose what different choices I may have used.’

Pompey at the moment have Ellis Harrison and Michael Jacobs (each knee) absent for the rest of the season whereas Jordy Hiwula continues to wrestle with an ankle setback.

Close and Lee Brown (hamstring) may return for tomorrow’s journey to Swindon.

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