Wednesday’s defeat to Peterborough was a damming one for Portsmouth in more ways than one.
The 3-2 loss not only handed Luton Town and Barnsley the two automatic promotion spots in the League One table but also severally reduced Portsmouth’s chances of making it to the Championship entirely.
Kenny Jackett will be hoping his side can finish third in the table and face off against Doncaster Rovers in the League One play-offs, and Pompey fans know that failure to gain promotion would have a ripple effect on the club that will damage them for next season, mainly star players wanting to jump ship to better clubs, with one of those names likely to be Jamal Lowe.
The 24-year-old winger has been one of Pompey’s best players this season and one of the most dangerous attackers in League One, scoring 15 goals and assisting eight as Lowe has been one of the driving forces behind Portsmouth’s incredible push for promotion, but another season in the division won’t stand.
Lowe is a player who is ready for the step up to the Championship and has even been praised by his teammates as a player who could become a Premier League star one day, and Portsmouth will have no power to stop him from leaving should they fail to make promotion this season.
Reaching the Championship will surely be enough for Lowe to stay at the club, and for the long-term future of Portsmouth, the winger staying and helping the team to success can be achieved if they are promoted.
Portsmouth fans, can Lowe lead Pompey to promotion to the Championship? Let us know!
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