Transfers

Jun 112018
 

Lee Brown

Free Agent



Pompey have signed left-back Lee Brown on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Bristol Rovers expires.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Lee brings an awful lot of experience to our side and yet he probably still has his best years in front of him.

“I felt we gave away too many goals last season and he can certainly help with that, but he’s also a full-back that likes to attack and create goals.

“We’re really pleased to bring someone of his character to the club and I believe he’ll really add to our group.”

Brown started his career at QPR and had a couple of loan spells with non-league clubs before joining Rovers in the summer of 2011.

He made 319 appearances for the Pirates – scoring 22 goals – and was part of the side that secured back-to-back promotions into League One.


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Jun 082018
 

Tom Naylor

Free Agent



Pompey have signed versatile midfielder Tom Naylor on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old – who is also comfortable in defence – will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract expires at Burton.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “It strengthens the spine of our side, while he also brings us recent Championship experience.

“Tom’s a ball-winner and I feel that he’ll complement the other talented players we already have at this club.

“He’s someone who can play in a variety of positions, although he’s primarily been brought in as a defensive midfielder.

“We do feel that the squad is being improved this summer and we’re getting to where we want to be.”

Naylor joined Burton in the summer of 2015 following a spell on loan and made a total of 134 appearances for the Brewers, scoring 13 goals.

He began his career at Mansfield and has also turned out for Derby, as well as having temporary stints with Bradford, Grimsby, Newport and Cambridge.


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Jun 042018
 

Craig MacGillivray

Free Agent



Pompey have signed goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Shrewsbury expires.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He strengthens our goalkeeping department and will provide good competition for Luke McGee. They can drive each other on.

“Craig’s fiercely ambitious and excelled when he played last season, so we’re very pleased to bring him to the club.

“He has been slightly unlucky in the past to be behind some top keepers, but he’s ready for the opportunity.

“His general game and shot-stopping are both good and he’s very brave, which is a quality that’s often underestimated.”

MacGillivray joined the Shrews in the summer of 2017 and made 14 appearances last season, keeping a clean sheet in their 1-0 victory at Fratton Park in January.

He was on the bench at Wembley as the Shropshire side suffered an extra-time defeat to Rotherham in the League One play-off final.

MacGillivray previously featured for Stalybridge, Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway before being given a Football League chance by Walsall.


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May 232018
 

Louis Dennis

Free Agent



Pompey have signed attacking midfielder Louis Dennis on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old – who can also play out wide – was available as a free agent after leaving Bromley at the end of last season.

His final appearance for the National League outfit was at Wembley, where the Londoners lost on penalties to Brackley in the FA Trophy final.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an exciting player with a lot of talent and someone we’ve been watching for quite some time.

“He was named in the National League Team of the Season and we’re pleased to be able to sign him for Pompey.

“It’s a big opportunity for him, but he has the ability to create and score goals, which is what we’re looking for.

“He’s worked hard for his opportunity and we feel that as a person, he’s mature enough to go on and take it.”

Dennis scored 21 goals and provided 12 assists in 53 appearances last term, as Bromley narrowly missed out on the play-offs.

He spent four-and-a-half years with the Ravens and was part of the side that secured the National League South title in 2014/15.

A former Watford schoolboy, Dennis began his senior career with Dagenham & Redbridge and had spells on loan with Grays and Canvey Island.


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May 222018
 

Ronan Curtis

Transfer : Derry City – Portsmouth



Pompey have reached an agreement with Derry City to sign Ronan Curtis.

The 22-year-old winger has penned a pre-contract two-year deal and is set to officially become a Blues player on June 9 when the international transfer window reopens.

Curtis – who has represented Republic of Ireland up to under-21 level – will join for an undisclosed fee.

Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “He’s someone we’ve tracked for the past few months. He’s got a lot of pace and power, and is good in the air as well, so we’re really pleased to bring him here.”


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May 102018
 

Kal Naismith and Nicke Kabamba

End Of Contract


    


Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Jez Bedford, Nicke Kabamba and Theo Widdrington will be released following the expiration of their contracts this summer.

The club have also been unable to reach agreement with Kal Naismith over a new deal and he has decided to pursue options elsewhere.

We would like to thank all those players for their service to the club and wish them well for the future.

Pompey have chosen to take up the option of a new deal for goalkeeper Alex Bass and defender Brandon Haunstrup, and are also talking with Adam May about a new contract for the midfielder.

The club are also in discussions with Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain about extending his contract as he recovers from a broken leg.

Christian Burgess, Conor Chaplin, Matt Clarke, Ben Close, Dion Donohue, Gareth Evans, Oliver Hawkins, Jamal Lowe, Luke McGee, Brett Pitman, Danny Rose, Nathan Thompson and Jack Whatmough are all still under contract.

Sylvain Deslandes, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, Stephen Henderson, Matty Kennedy, Stuart O’Keefe, Connor Ronan and Anton Walkes have returned to their parent clubs following the end of their loan deals at Fratton Park and we thank them for their contributions.


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Jan 312018
 

Stephen Henderson

Loan : Nottingham Forest – Portsmouth



Stephen Henderson has returned to Pompey in a loan deal from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper made 27 appearances after joining the Blues in the summer of 2011, but financial problems saw him shipped out to West Ham eight months later.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “I’m delighted to bring Stephen in. His experience will be vital in a young squad, as we enter the crucial final third of the season and push for the top six.”

Henderson started his career at Aston Villa and then played for Bristol City prior to his first stint at Fratton Park.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international left the Hammers to join Charlton in 2014, moving to Forest two years later.


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Jan 312018
 

Kyle Bennett

Mutual Consent



Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Kyle Bennett has left the club by mutual consent

The 27-year-old winger netted 13 goals in 117 appearances after signing from Doncaster in the summer of 2015.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We have a number of wide players available in our squad and Kyle wasn’t getting the game-time that he wanted.

“But we wish him all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for everything that he’s done for Portsmouth Football Club.”

Bennett scored six times last season as Pompey secured the League Two title, finding the target in the 6-1 rout of Cheltenham on the final day.


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Jan 312018
 

Milan Lalkovic

Mutual Consent



Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Milan Lalkovic has left the club by mutual consent.

The 25-year-old Slovakian winger netted one goal in 18 appearances after joining Pompey from Walsall in the summer of 2016.

He featured in a 1-1 draw with his former club at the start of the current campaign, but has recently been sidelined with an Achilles problem.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Milan has been unfortunate with injuries this season, but has been nothing but professional since I’ve been working with him.

“We have a number of options in that area of the pitch, so we felt it best for both parties if he moved on.

“But we thank Milan for all his efforts and wish him well in the next stage of his football career.”

Lalkovic began his career with Chelsea and spent the second half of last season on loan at Scottish side Ross County.


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Jan 292018
 

Anton Walkes

Loan : Tottenham Hotspur – Portsmouth



Anton Walkes is looking to continue his football education on the south coast.

The 20-year old loan capture from Tottenham – who will wear the number two shirt – has joined Pompey for the remainder of the season.

He spent most of last year Stateside with the Georgia-based Atlanta United, netting twice in 23 appearances.

Now a player who is comfortable in midfield or at the back wants to assist the Blues in climbing the League One table.

Walkes said: “I’m going to enjoy my time here and am looking forward to being involved and helping the team.

“This is a great club with a lot of history and it’s giving me a chance to improve as a young man.

“First team football is so important in the early stages of your career, so hopefully I can get plenty of minutes and impose myself here.

“My favourite position has been in the middle of the park, but I’ve learnt a lot on the defensive side and really just enjoy being out on the pitch.”

Walkes helped the newly-formed Atlanta reach the MLS play-offs last season and enjoyed the experience.

He said: “They are an expansion team, so needed numbers. It turned out to be outstanding for me and I want to show what I’ve learnt.

“You’re miles from home and out of your comfort zone, so hopefully that’s helped me to mature.

“It’s an unbelievable standard out there, with top quality players, coaches and facilities. You can’t fault it.”


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Jan 052018
 

Nicke Kabamba

Loan : Portsmouth – Aldershot Town



Nicke Kabamba has joined Aldershot on loan for the rest of the season.

The 24-year-old striker will be looking to help the Hampshire outfit continue their quest for National League promotion.

They currently sit second in the standings, leading the pack chasing table-topping Macclesfield ahead of Saturday’s trip to Dover.

Kabamba joined Pompey from Hampton & Richmond last January and has made six appearances for the club.

He played 10 times for League Two side Colchester during a loan spell in the first half of the campaign.


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Jan 032018
 

Connor Ronan / Sylvain Deslandes

Loan : Wolves – Portsmouth


    


Pompey have signed Wolves duo Sylvain Deslandes and Connor Ronan on loan for the remainder of the season.

Defender Deslandes – who can play at left-back or in a more central role – is a 20-year-old who has represented France up to under-20 level and featured eight times for the Molineux outfit.

Republic of Ireland youth international Ronan, 19, is a midfielder who has played 13 first team games for Wolves.

He has appeared three times for them in the Championship this term, including in away victories at Derby and Burton.

Both players featured for Wolves against Pompey in the under-23 Premier League Cup competition last season.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We’re short on natural players at the back currently, so Sylvain can hopefully help us continue our excellent defensive record this season.

“Connor’s strength is his creativity, while he also has pace and vision on the ball. He’s someone I rate very highly and has a bright future in the game.

“I worked with both of them during my time Wolves and am pleased to link up with them once again.

“We’ve given them an excellent opportunity to play for Pompey and help us progress during the second half of the campaign.”


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