Sunderland currently find themselves in fourth position in League One, while Portsmouth have dropped out of the automatic places into third place.
The Black Cats are in a very promising position with two games in hand over Barnsley and Portsmouth, and three games in hand over Luton Town who are in first position. Meanwhile, Pompey will be desperate to return to winning ways after dropping two points at home against Doncaster Rovers last time out.
Interestingly, Portsmouth and Sunderland are two of the automatic promotion chasers in League One and they both managed to bring in forward during the January transfer window, so we took a look at Will Grigg and Omar Bogle.
With that in mind, let’s compare these two transfers…
Stewart Donald signed Will Grigg for a reported £4 million back in the January transfer window.
The Northern Ireland international has been prolific over the years in League One, helping Wigan secure promotion to the Championship last year by producing 19 goals, as well as scoring 25 goals back in the 2015-16 season.
Indeed, Grigg has the ability to take the Black Cats all the way to the top in the remainder of this season, as arguably the most dangerous striker in League One.
TT GRADE: A-
Portsmouth signed Omar Bogle on loan from Premier League side Cardiff City last month.
Indeed, the Englishman has been very impressive since moving to Fratton Park, scoring two goals in his first two League One fixtures. But, it’s safe to say that he hasn’t enjoyed a very successful time of things prior to his loan move as he only managed to score once in 15 appearances for Birmingham during the first half of the season.
Bogle has struggled to prove himself up until recently at Portsmouth, so it’s safe to say that he’s not exactly reliable.
TT GRADE: B
When comparing these two, it’s safe to say that Will Grigg is levels above the Portsmouth man at this moment in time as he’s been one of the most prolific strikers to grace League One in recent years.
Sadly, Bogle has struggled to find his feet since leaving Grimsby back in January of 2017, so he still needs to prove himself before he can even be compared to the Irishman. But, he’s certainly on the right path at Portsmouth.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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