The recent loan arrival of Andre Green from Aston Villa seemingly signalled the end to the transfer business Pompey would conduct; most definitely confirm the exit of Conor Chaplin, which of course proved the case.
However, Kenny Jackett had one last surprise up his sleeve before the loan window slammed shut last Friday, Joe Mason.
— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) August 31, 2018
Mason, well known to Jackett from his time working with the forward at Molineux, was brought in on loan from Wolves.
Jackett told portsmouthfc.co.uk: “We worked together at Wolves and he’s a player who’s spent much of his career in the Championship.”
As a Premier League side, Mason’s limited chances of a future at the Midlands based club further faded – things haven’t worked out for him at Wolves anyway. Will he come good at Pompey?
It goes without saying we would hope so, I’d also feel we have to have faith in Jackett, who, in fairness, appears to have overcome a difficult start to the season – performance wise – with some good showings of late now his preferred formation and personnel are clicking.
Mason, 27, has had a decent career, at League One level he should excel, as we would expect most of those now plying their trade on the south coast.
Another excellent signing from the club. The player cost 3m a couple of years back! Could be a real jewel in the frontline
— Lee Cooke (@PORTSMOUTHFCLEE) August 31, 2018
With a run of games hope he does well for you guys shame he didn’t get a chance for us last season
— Nathan Egan (@NathanEgan95) August 31, 2018
Some Wolves fans aren’t to fussed on him…
Found his level
— Alex Crowe (@crowe_aj) August 31, 2018
Forgot we had him
— Lee France (@francey008) August 31, 2018
I think I speak for everyone at Wolves when I say you should definitely get him and sign him permanently in Jan.
— Paulie C (@pablowolfo) August 31, 2018
Yeah that’s not bad at all, just saying Joe mason was awful for us in the few games he played
— Jack (@jack_567) August 31, 2018
But I think it fair to say we’ll “give him a chance”, if nothing else…at least I’d hope the Fratton faithful would.
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