FIT-AGAIN TUBBS IS POMPEY DILEMMA
MATT Tubbs could be on his way out of Fratton Park, admits Portsmouth manager Paul Cook, as the striker seeks first-team football.
The 31-year-old is back in full training after recovering from an ankle injury that has kept him out of the starting line-up since October.
But he must fight for a starting berth, with loanees Marc McNulty and Caolan Lavery racking up ten goals between them in his absence, while Conor Chaplin (seven) and Adam McGurk (six) have been stuck on the bench.
Cook concedes he may not be able to keep last season’s League Two golden boot winner happy – despite Pompey flying high.
“He wants to play football and, if we can’t offer him football, the likelihood is it will be somewhere else,” Cook said.
“The one thing I do know is that, since I walked into the building, he has been an absolute model pro, conducts himself terrifically well every day and is very much what I call a good lad.
“Whatever path he takes in the future, it will be with our blessing and his blessing, but Matty Tubbs wants to play football – there is nothing wrong with that.”
MODEL PRO: Matt Tubbs