Date: 23rd April 2018 at 9:03am
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I’ve absolutely nothing against the guy, far from it, but recent weeks, in the main, have suggested Kal Naismith will not be at Fratton Park next season?

Naismith’s had an up and down spell with Pompey, seemingly heading for the exit more than once before turning a corner. His form when he came back into the side for the second half of last season was the catalyst for our League Two title success, this can’t be doubted.

However, it’s been a mixed bag for the Scot this time around. In and out of the side, Naismith was, admittedly, unlucky with an injury earlier in the season when he was showing some good form.

Maybe I’m being unfair, but his performance in defeat against Charlton on Saturday was that of a man who appears to have decided he isn’t signing a new contract at the club? In fairness, he wasn’t alone in being some way off the pace.

He is a player I wouldn’t be against having as part of our squad in the future, but perhaps the time for parting is right? Yep, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Naismith go, as I wouldn’t Kenny Jackett deciding to drop the forward against Bury. Not that Naismith is the only one I would bench at Gigg Lane!

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5 Replies to “End Of The Line For Naismith?”

  • I always thought he was a reasonable player, however, his reaction to the crowd after missing the goal by yards in the second half was not what you would expect. Maybe it is time for him to leave

  • When I wrote this I wasn’t aware of any altercation with the fans, honestly wasn’t. My article is based on my viewing of Naismith on Saturday and his season, as a whole, this time round. In all honesty his Pompey career as a whole. If he can stay as part of the squad, happy days, but if he wants out, which I think he does, time to go.

  • I think Kal is a better than average player who needs looking after & I don’t think we have. Without him we wouldn’t have got promoted last season let alone win the league.
    We haven’t got close to offering him a deal so he feels very unwanted & is playing for himself when he wants to. Reap what we sow.

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