Andersen expects Pompey move

Danish keeper could feature in Pompey's League One opener

Mikkel Andersen: Expects to complete his loan move to Portsmouth

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Reading goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen expects his loan move to Portsmouth to be completed by the weekend.

Pompey boss Michael Appleton revealed last month the financially-stricken club were looking to bring the Dane to Fratton Park on a season-long loan deal after former No.1 Jamie Ashdown was released at the end of last term.

Andersen, who has yet to play for the Royals, but has clocked up over 60 appearances in loan spells with Brentford, Torquay United, Brighton and Bristol Rovers, expects to feature in Saturday's League One opener at home to Bournemouth.

The 23-year-old told bold.dk: "I have been notified after practice today that the clubs have agreed on a deal so now I am just waiting for Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton to call me.

"I expect to play on Saturday against Bournemouth."

Go-ahead

Cash-strapped Portsmouth were given the go-ahead on Thursday to start the new season while in administration, while Appleton was told by administrator Trevor Birch he could start signing players.

Despite the financial problems surrounding the club, Andersen insists his priority is making an impact on the pitch.

He added: "Well I am still owned by Reading and I have a contract with them.

"As a footballer my job is to concentrate on playing and I really look forward to getting started with the new season."