Transfers

Aug 012019
 

Jamal Lowe

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Transfer : Portsmouth – Wigan Athletic


Jamal Lowe has completed a move to Championship side Wigan for an undisclosed fee.


The 25-year-old winger scored 29 goals in 119 appearances during his two-and-a-half years at Fratton Park.

He arrived at Pompey from Hampton & Richmond in January 2017 and helped them secure promotion in his first season.

Lowe netted twice on a memorable day at Notts County that secured a spot in League One for Paul Cook’s side.

He also scored a stunning strike at Wembley back in March, as the Blues beat Sunderland on penalties to lift the EFL Trophy.

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Aug 012019
 

Louis Dennis

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Transfer : Portsmouth – Leyton Orient


Louis Dennis has joined League Two side Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee.


The 26-year-old forward made eight appearances for Pompey after signing from Bromley last summer.

Most of his appearances came in the EFL Trophy, with his only Blues goal arriving in a last 16 tie at Southend.

Dennis’ impressive performance in that game saw him collect the competition’s Player of the Round award.

He also featured in a league loss at Oxford and both of the FA Cup ties against Queens Park Rangers.

Leyton Orient secured the National League title last season to return to the EFL following a two-year absence.

Everyone at Pompey would like to thank Louis for his contribution to the club and we wish him well for the future.

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Jul 312019
 

John Marquis

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Transfer : Doncaster Rovers – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed striker John Marquis from Doncaster for an undisclosed fee.


The 27-year-old – who had a short loan spell at Fratton Park in 2013 – has penned a three-year deal, with a club option for a further 12 months.

Marquis began his career with Millwall and was handed his professional debut by Jackett at Bristol Rovers in 2009.

He had several stints out on loan, including a two-month stay at Pompey in the first half of the 2013/14 campaign.

Marquis netted two goals in six appearances, grabbing a consolation in a 4-2 defeat at York and then scoring in an EFL Trophy win at Oxford.

He signed for Rovers in the summer of 2016 and struck 67 times in 153 appearances during three years in south Yorkshire.

Twenty-six of those goals arrived last term, as Doncaster suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to Charlton in the League One play-offs.

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Jul 182019
 

Marcus Harness

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Transfer : Burton Albion – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed winger Marcus Harness from Burton for an undisclosed fee.


The 23-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Fratton Park, with the club holding an option for a further 12 months.

Harness joined Burton from Coventry as a teenager and gained experience with several loan spells, most recently spending a season with Port Vale.

He made a total of 83 appearances for the Brewers and scored a hat-trick in their 4-0 victory at Rochdale last term.

Harness was part of the Burton side that were narrowly beaten by the Blues on home soil back in April.

He ended his career at the Pirelli Stadium by scoring a stunning strike against Premier League side Sheffield United in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

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Jul 052019
 

Ross McCrorie

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Loan : Rangers – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed Ross McCrorie on a season-long loan deal from Rangers.


The 21-year-old midfielder is a graduate of the Scottish side’s academy and the switch is subject to international clearance.

McCrorie had loan spells with Ayr and Dumbarton before making his senior Rangers debut in a 3-1 League Cup victory at Partick in September 2017.

The Scotland youth international has made a total of 54 appearances for the Glasgow giants and appeared in several Europa League matches last term.

McCrorie’s twin brother Robby is a Rangers goalkeeper, but it was Ross who went between the sticks against Hibs at Ibrox back in May.

The hosts saw regular stopper Allan McGregor sent off in the closing stages after all substitutions had been made, but Pompey’s latest signing helped secure a clean sheet.

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Jun 272019
 

Sean Raggett

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Loan : Norwich City – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed defender Sean Raggett on a season-long loan from Norwich.


There is no option for the player – who had a stint at Rotherham last term – to be recalled by his parent club.

Raggett came through the ranks at Dover and made more than 100 appearances before signing for Lincoln in the summer of 2016.

He has played twice for the Canaries and appeared alongside fellow Blues newcomer Ryan Williams while on loan at Rotherham last season.

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Jun 262019
 

Ryan Williams

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Free Agent


Ryan Williams has returned to Fratton Park on a two-year deal.


The 25-year-old Australia international winger will officially join Pompey on July 1 when his Rotherham contract expires.

He previously made six senior appearances for the Blues as a teenager after progressing through the youth system.

Williams joined Pompey as a scholar in 2010 and made his debut as a substitute in a Championship draw at Middlesbrough on the opening day of the 2011/12 campaign.

He featured five more times that season, including in an FA Cup defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Williams moved to Fulham during the January transfer window and then switched to Barnsley – following a loan spell – in the summer of 2015.

Rotherham signed him two years later and he helped them secure play-off promotion to the Championship in 2017/18, making a total of 88 appearances.

Williams – whose older brother Rhys currently plays in Saudi Arabia – won his first senior cap for the Australia national team against South Korea earlier this month.

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Jun 212019
 

Paul Downing

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Free Agent


Pompey have signed defender Paul Downing on a three-year deal.


The 27-year-old – who spent time on loan at Doncaster last term- will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his Blackburn contract expires.

Downing started his career with West Brom, but failed to make a senior appearance and moved to Walsall in 2012.

He made almost 200 appearances during four years with the Saddlers, then had a stint with MK Dons before, in the summer of 2017, signing for Blackburn.

The centre-back was part of the Rovers side that won League One promotion in 2017/18 and played 22 times while on loan with Doncaster in the second half of last season.

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Jun 212019
 

Ellis Harrison

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Transfer : Ipswich Town – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed striker Ellis Harrison from Ipswich for an undisclosed fee.


The 25-year-old Welshman has penned a three-year deal at Fratton Park.

Harrison – who has represented his country up to under-21 level – began his career with Bristol Rovers.

He made more than 200 appearances during his time at the Memorial Stadium and scored at Wembley as they won the Conference Premier play-offs in 2015.

Harrison then played another crucial role the following season as Rovers secured back-to-back promotions.

He moved to Ipswich last summer, opening his account in a 1-1 Championship draw with Sheffield United.

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Jun 212019
 

Matt Clarke

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Transfer : Portsmouth – Brighton


Matt Clarke has left Pompey to sign for Premier League side Brighton for an undisclosed fee.


The 22-year-old centre-back made a total of 175 appearances – scoring nine goals – during his four seasons with the Blues.

He arrived at Fratton Park on loan from Ipswich in 2015, making the switch permanent the following year in a deal that saw Adam Webster move in the opposite direction.

Clarke was an important member of the side that dramatically secured the League Two title on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign.

He appeared 60 times in all competitions last term, enjoying Wembley success in the Checkatrade Trophy final.

Clarke’s fine form for Pompey saw him voted the club’s Player of the Season in each of the past two campaigns.

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Jan 312019
 

Viv Solomon-Otabor

Loan : Birmingham City – Portsmouth


Viv Solomon-Otabor


Pompey have signed winger Viv Solomon-Otabor on loan from Birmingham for the remainder of the season.

The 23-year-old becomes the sixth addition to the Blues squad during the January transfer window following the arrivals of Andy Cannon, Bryn Morris, Omar Bogle, Lloyd Isgrove and James Vaughan.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an exciting young player who can be used on either side and impressed at this level with Blackpool last season.

“But he’s been a bit frustrated at Birmingham and that’s because of the standard of wingers they have at the club.

“We’re delighted to add a talented and pacy player to our group and he’ll be determined to prove that he can be part of Pompey’s future.”

Solomon-Otabor turned professional with Birmingham in the summer of 2014 and has had spells on loan with Bolton and Blackpool.

He made 47 appearances for the latter last season, with one of his five goals coming in a 3-2 home defeat to Pompey.

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