How is Mahlon Romeo getting on away from Millwall on loan? | OneFootball
How is Mahlon Romeo getting on away from Millwall on loan?
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This is a crucial season for Mahlon Romeo who is aiming to impress at Portsmouth spell and potentially put himself in the shop window for next summer with his Millwall future in doubt.
Millwall made the decision to allow Romeo to make the loan move away from the Den in the summer with him having fallen bellow Danny McNamara in the pecking order during the second half of last term.
Portsmouth decided to swoop for Romeo to try and enhance their options down the right-hand side of their defence and Danny Cowley was swift to hail Pompey’s capture of the defender.
The former Huddersfield Town manager suggested that the right-back would add a lot of quality to his squad.
Since his arrival at Portsmouth Romeo has unsurprisingly established himself as a vital member of the starting line-up under Cowley. The 26-year-old has managed to make eight starts and nine appearances in total in League One in which time he has provided one assist.
Cowley has chosen to use Romeo as a right-wing-back for most of his appearances so far this season as he has looked to compensate for his side suffering a number of injuries at the heart of their defence.
However, in Portsmouth’s 2-2 draw at Accrington Stanley on Saturday Cowley switched to a back four and Romeo was a decent enough performer in that position.
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Portsmouth’s form over the last few weeks has not been strong enough and Pompey have managed to win just one league game since Romeo’s arrival at the club on loan from Millwall.
That has been more down to the performances of Romeo’s team-mates and the injury issues that Portsmouth have been suffering with than the defender himself.
The defender managed of Portsmouth’s draw against Accrington with insisting the squad are fighting to turn things around.
Rowett has recently revealed that Romeo’s long-term future is in his own hands and it could well be that he returns to Millwall in the summer and looks to find a new permanent home.
For now, he will be hoping to continue to be an important member of Portsmouth’s side and help them improve their form in League One.