Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett will hold showdown talks with midfielder Carl Baker in the next few days with the player currently out of favour at Fratton Park according to The Portsmouth News.

The 34-year-old midfielder is thought to be disappointed at being left out of the Pompey squad for Saturday’s home fixture with Walsall and the player may be ready to leave the club.

Baker’s former club Coventry City are rumoured to be interested in resigning the midfielder and the thought of becoming a Sky Blues player once again would no doubt be a mouth-watering prospect after making 182 appearances in his first spell with the club.

The veteran midfielder started his career in non-league football with Southport where he won the Conference North title before going on to play for Morecambe as he gained his first taste of the English Football League. A spell with Stockport County followed, before Baker spent four-and-a-half years with Coventry City.

Since leaving The Ricoh Arena, the midfielder has featured for Milton Keynes Dons where the player was crowned the club’s Player of the Year in 2014/2015 as The Dons were promoted to the Sky Bet Championship before joining current club Portsmouth last summer. Baker added another promotion to his CV at Fratton Park but may now consider returning to English football’s fourth tier to feature for Coventry City.


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