Wilder on Pompey’s short list

Oxford United boss Chris Wilder
Oxford United boss Chris Wilder

Pompey have made an official approach to Oxford United to speak to their manager Chris Wilder.

U’s chairman Ian Lenagan revealed a request had been made by an unknown club, however, it us understood to be from the Blues.

Pompey are currently compiling a short list to fill the vacancy created by Guy Whittingham’s sacking on Monday.

It is believed Wilder’s name is on it – alongside former Crawley boss Richie Barker – as the Blues begin eyeing likely candidates for interview.