Report: Portsmouth hot on heels of Blackburn striker Joe Nuttall

A general view of Fratton Park prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers at Fratton Park on February 13, 2016 in Portsmouth, England.

Could the out-of-favour Blackburn Rovers player increase his game time at Portsmouth?

Blackburn Rovers Joe Nuttall celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Ipswich Town at Ewood Park on January 19, 2019 in...

Portsmouth are 'hot on the heels' of Blackburn Rovers striker Joe Nuttallaccording to the Sun on Sunday (17/03, page 57).

Nuttall is described as being a 'cult figure' at Blackburn - for whom he has scored eight goals in 34 games since his 2017 move from Aberdeen.

 

But only 15 of those outings have arrived this season - two as a starter - and the newspaper states that he 'needs to play every week'.

And a move to Portsmouth - who could lose strikers James Vaughan and Omar Bogle to their parent clubs this summer - could provide Nuttall the opportunity to do so.

Omar Bogle of Portsmouth holds of Sam Hart of Southend United

The 22-year-old - who began his career at Manchester City - is under contract with Blackburn until 2021, so Portsmouth may need to pay a fee to sign him.

Strikers Brett Pitman and Oliver Hawkins are each tied to Pompey - who could return to the Championship next season - for another 15 months.

Would the Blackburn striker be a good addition for Portsmouth?

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