Portsmouth's Danny Cowley provides Josh Griffiths loan update after West Brom goalkeeper change – Hampshire Live

  • October 21, 2022

West Brom have changed manager and goalkeeper as they struggle in the Championship and Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has given an update surrounding the possibility of Josh Griffiths returning to his parent club
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Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has denied any suggestion that the club could lose goalkeeper Josh Griffiths to his parent club during the season.
The England Under-21 international is on a season-long loan from Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion and has started off impressively at Fratton Park.
Though Pompey haven't won in the past three games and Griffiths has conceded seven goals in those fixtures, Cowley has leapt to the defence of his starter amid criticism from some fans.
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And with parent club West Brom struggling in the Championship having sacked manager Steve Bruce on October, rumours surfaced that Griffiths could return to help stabilise the ship.
However, Cowley confirmed that there are "certain stipulations" that protect Pompey from losing their No.1 after the Baggies dropped David Button and replaced him with Alex Palmer in between the sticks.
"He’s here on loan but there’s certain stipulations on that loan that give us protection," Cowley told the Express and Star. "But, of course, whenever a managerial change happens, you are always aware of it."
Pompey's backup goalkeeper is Tottenham's Josh Oluwayemi, who is also on loan on the south coast and has featured twice for the club in the Football League Trophy.


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