Portsmouth star backed to be Premier League hit

Jamal Lowe has been backed to become a Premier League star after some dazzling performances for Portsmouth this season, per Portsmouth.co.uk.

The 24-year-old has been in excellent form and turned in another superb display at the weekend, as Pompey beat Rochdale 4-1.

What’s the word?

Oli Hawkins, the Portsmouth striker, has backed Lowe to soon click through the gears and start playing in the highest tier English football has to offer.

Lowe has scored 16 goals and laid on nine assists thus far this season and scored in the win over Rochdale while creating two of the club’s strikes.

And Hawkins believes that he has all the raw materials needed to become a top-flight player.

Speaking to Portsmouth’s official site, he said: “Jamal got two assists and a goal, it was a brilliant performance from him.

“He can go on as high as he possibly can.

“This is a step for him in the right direction and this season he is showing what he can do. I think he could get to the Premier League if he puts the work in.

“Anything can happen in football and you never know.”

Too good for this level

Lowe is clearly ready to make the step up.

Whether that means that he is ready to play in the Premier League or the Championship remains to be seen but he is definitely too good for League One.

He has been in electric form this season as Pompey attempt to win promotion to the second-tier, and deserves all his plaudits.

He may well be best served to stay at Fratton Park if they do win promotion but failure to do so could well see the club scrambling to keep the jewel in their crown, at least if Hawkins is right about his teammate anyway.