PORTSMOUTH are reportedly keen to recall Adam May from his stint at Swindon Town amid fellow loan players’ consistent standout out performances for the club.

With only five loan signings eligible to feature in Richie Wellens’ matchday squad, the Town boss has understandably found it tough to fit Pompey’s May into his 18.

Strikers Eoin Doyle and Jerry Yates are scoring for fun, Anthony Grant’s midfield energy has been influential, goalkeeper Steven Benda has marshalled Town’s defensive line well and winger Diallang Jaiyesimi has proven himself both as a starting player and an impact substitute.

Last week, it was reported by The Portsmouth News that Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin had held talks with Town at boardroom level with a view to bringing the midfielder back to Fratton Park.

Wellens stated to the Adver in the aftermath of Saturday’s League Two win at Grimsby Town that the present time is too early to discuss the possibility of loan players returning to their parent clubs – particularly given that Doyle and Grant’s futures at SN1 remain unknown.

Therefore, advanced talks regarding May’s Wiltshire stay are more likely to be held next week.

Wellens said: “We’ve had no contact with Portsmouth. It’s probably 10 days too early, to be honest.

“At the end of December, we’ll start having conversations with Portsmouth.

“It’s tough for Adam May at the moment. We can only have five loan signings in the squad.

“I look at Diallang Jaiyesimi, Steven Benda, Anthony Grant, Eoin Doyle and Jerry Yates – it’s very difficult to take any of those players out of the team or the squad.”

It would seem Jaiyesimi is Wellens’ current on-loan fringe player, particularly with Kaiyne Woolery noticeably upping his game in recent weeks.

The 21-year-old Norwich City winger last started a League Two game on November 2 against Walsall.

But with the busy festive period approaching, opportunities are likely to open for the talented youngster.

“DJ was outstanding against Westbury in the Wiltshire Premier Shield. He came on as a substitute at Grimsby because I want to give him a run,” said Wellens.

“Kaiyne Woolery has upped his game to a level that I haven’t seen since I’ve been here, so he deserves to play.

“Jerry is scoring, Eoin is scoring – but as soon as any of the above slacken off, or need a break, DJ will be there to take a chance.

“He has got one hell of a chance in this game with the talent he has got.”