Louis Dennis has become the second addition to the Pompey squad since the end of the season.
Pompey swiftly followed up the addition of Ronan Curtis with the signing of Dennis on a free transfer, which he was available on owing to the fact he left Bromley at the end of his contract after an impressive 2017-18 campaign.
Kenny Jackett said he has been watching ‘an exciting player with a lot of talent’ for ‘quite some time’ and knows what a chance has been presented to Dennis, which is one the boss believes the attacking midfielder is ready for.
He told portsmouthfc.co.uk: “It’s a big opportunity for him, but he has the ability to create and score goals, which is what we’re looking for. He’s worked hard for his opportunity and we feel that as a person, he’s mature enough to go on and take it.”
Dennis bagged a hatful of goals last season and provided assists for many others, so he’s clearly an attacking threat. Obviously, with all due respect, the National League is a few levels down, but there are plenty of gems to be found – hopefully, he’ll be one for the Blues?
Admittedly, Dennis isn’t a familiar name to me and at 25 he isn’t a youngster as such. However, he does fit the bill of potentially exciting players that can improve, which is what Jackett has favoured, so I’ll trust his judgement on this addition.
Last season we did have concerns about a lack of creativity from midfield and the wide areas. Having added Curtis and now Dennis, all being well, this can bring us a greater threat going forward from these areas?
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed Robbie Blake has left his position as first-team coach at Fratton Park – a role he retained under Jackett – to join Bognor.
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