Portsmouth Manager Paul Cook has admitted that the club could be willing to sell striker Matt Tubbs this month to allow the player to seek regular first team football according to The Portsmouth News.

The 31 year old has been sidelined for the past two months with an ankle injury but is now fit to feature again for Pompey. Fellow strikers Marc McNulty, Caolan Lavery, Conor Chaplin and Adam McGurk are all in decent goalscoring form at Fratton Park meaning that Tubbs may have to bide his time for a first team starting place. The striker was not named in the squad for Saturday’s FA Cup Third Round tie at Ipswich Town.

Tubbs was last year’s League 2 Golden Boot winner and the striker is contracted to the South Coast club until the summer of 2017. The 31 year old is coming towards the latter years of his footballing career and it is understood that Tubbs has a desire to be playing first team football on a regular basis.

The news of Tubbs’ potential availability could start a bidding war between several interested clubs although Portsmouth Manager Paul Cook is unlikely to dent his own club’s promotion chances by selling the striker to a rival League 2 club.

Tubbs has scored 15 goals in 40 appearances for Pompey.


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