Having narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs earlier this year, Portsmouth will be determined to push on under the guidance of manager Danny Cowley next season.
The 42-year-old has already started his preparations for the upcoming campaign by launching a complete overhaul of his squad in recent weeks.
With Pompey looking to secure a return to the Championship in 2022, it will be intriguing to see whether Cowley is able to assemble a team which is capable of achieving this particular goal between now and August.
Whilst Portsmouth have only made two signings so far this summer, they are now seemingly closing in a deal for a player who possesses a vast amount of Football League experience.
According to Football Insider, Pompey have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams after holding talks with the 34-year-old over a move.
Having parted ways with Andy Cannon, Bryn Morris, Tom Naylor and Ben Close, Pompey will be in the market for a new midfielder and thus the Millwall veteran could potentially fit the bill.
Used on a sporadic basis by the Lions during the previous campaign, Williams was limited to 12 starts in the Championship due to the presence of Ryan Woods and Ryan Leonard.
With first-team football no longer guaranteed at The Den, the midfielder could be tempted to prolong his career by joining Portsmouth.
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Providing that Portsmouth do indeed seal a deal for Williams, it could turn out to be a shrewd bit of business by Cowley who will be keen to put his own stamp on the club's squad ahead of his first full season in charge.
Blessed with a wealth of experience, the midfielder has made 185 appearances in the third-tier during his career and thus knows exactly what it takes to compete at this level.
Whilst Williams' lack of consistency during the previous campaign resulted in him averaging a relatively underwhelming WhoScored match rating of 6.47 in the Championship, he may benefit from dropping back down to League One.
If the midfielder is able to make a positive start to life at Fratton Park, he could emerge as a key player for the club as they look to launch a push for a top-two finish in the second-tier during the upcoming campaign.
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