In August, Pompey signed 19-year-old midfielder Miguel Azeez on a season-long loan from the Gunners, while Cowley helped in the development of Emile Smith Rowe, whom he had on loan at Huddersfield during the 2019/20 campaign.
"I don't like to recruit players unless I've watched them live on a number of occasions. There were four who were of interest to us, so it gave us an opportunity to watch them."
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