Portsmouth have been linked with a January transfer swoop for Swindon Town striker Michael Smith according to The Portsmouth News.

The 24 year old striker is currently out of favour at The County Ground and could be sold this month to free up available funds for the new manager at the managerless Wiltshire club.

Smith has failed to score this season and was recently unsuccessful in front of goal during a 13 match spell on loan at Barnsley. It is understood that Portsmouth may be weighing up a move for the striker to provide Pompey Manager Paul Cook with a further option in attack.

Portsmouth were one of the pre season favourites for promotion from League 2 but have failed to grasp a place in the automatic promotion places so far with the club’s patchy home form one of the main contributing factors to their struggles.

Former Wallsend Boys Club graduate Smith could prove to be a useful addition at Fratton Park should Pompey make a move for the striker. Smith has a goal to games ratio of almost 1 goal every 3 matches and is just 2 goals short of reaching the 50 goals career milestone.

Portsmouth do boast the best goal difference in League 2 however the club currently find themselves 4 points behind the automatic promotion places.

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