Mbesuma seeks loan move

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Portsmouth striker Collins Mbesuma is looking to secure a loan move having been frozen out at Fratton Park.

The Zambia international has failed to make any kind of impression on the South Coast since his arrival in the summer, making just 50 minutes of substitute appearances since joining the Premiership strugglers.

Harry Redknapp's January spending spree has further cut Mbesuma adrift from first team football and his agent has now confirmed that a move to either Russia or Scandinavia is on the cards.

Mbesuma's representative, Mike Makaab, claims the former Kaiser Chief star, who has previously been prolific in his career, just needs an injection of confidence between now and the campaign's close.

"At the moment, we can only take him into the Russian or Scandinavian leagues because they are the only markets still open," he told The Post.

"We will put him on loan for him to gain confidence because that is what he needs. We will not accept putting him on loan for the sake of a loan.

''We have to be worried that the player is not playing competitive football but again, it takes time for a player like him coming straight from Africa to adjust to The Premiership.

"Until we find a club to get him on loan to, the likelihood is that he will remain at Portsmouth because he can also play in the reserves and regain match fitness."