Transfers

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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Jan 312019
 

James Vaughan

Loan : Wigan Athletic – Portsmouth


James Vaughan


Pompey have signed striker James Vaughan on loan from Wigan for the remainder of the season.

The 30-year-old – who was capped by England up to under-21 level – will wear the number 32 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “James is an experienced centre-forward and has been excellent for clubs for a number of years – we’re delighted to bring him here.

“He’ll bring physicality to our front line between now and the end of the season, which is something we’ve lacked at times.”

Vaughan progressed through the ranks at Everton and a goal against Crystal Palace in April 2005 means he still holds the record for being the youngest Premier League scorer.

He appeared for the Toffees in the 2009 FA Cup final and went on to appear for Norwich, Huddersfield, Birmingham and Bury.

A prolific spell for the latter saw him named in the League One Team of the Season and led to a move to Sunderland.

Vaughan signed for Wigan last January and helped them secure promotion to the Championship, where he has netted three times this term.

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Jan 302019
 

Lloyd Isgrove

Loan : Barnsley – Portsmouth


LLoyd Isgrove


Pompey have signed winger Lloyd Isgrove on loan from Barnsley for the remainder of the season.

The 26-year-old – who has been capped once by Wales – came off the bench when the sides drew 1-1 at Oakwell last month.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Lloyd’s a player I’ve followed for a number of years and seen in action plenty of times for Barnsley in League One.

“He has got very good technique, can trouble defenders and is comfortable being used on either wing.

“Lloyd’s at an age now where he’s coming into his peak and I’m sure he’ll be eager to prove himself at Pompey.”

Isgrove turned professional at Southampton and spent most of the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Barnsley.

He played for them twice at Wembley that term, first appearing in the Football League Trophy final success over Oxford.

Isgrove then scored when they enjoyed a 3-1 play-off success over Millwall to secure promotion to the Championship.

He joined the Tykes permanently in the summer of 2016 and has made a total of 59 appearances for them.

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Jan 282019
 

Omar Bogle

Loan : Cardiff City – Portsmouth


Omar Bogle


Pompey have signed striker Omar Bogle on loan from Cardiff for the remainder of the season.

The 25-year-old – who spent the first half of the campaign at Birmingham – will wear the number 22 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We’re very pleased to have Omar and he’s someone that we’ve followed from his early days at Grimsby.

“He’s got pace, he’s got power and a strong left-foot to score goals, so I’m looking forward to working with him.

“It strengthens an area of the pitch where we were lacking in options and he makes a good addition to our front line.”

Bogle began his career in the non-league game with Hinckley and Solihull before signing for Grimsby and netting 38 goals in 78 games.

The former England ‘C’ international then had a short stint with Wigan before Cardiff brought him to Wales in the summer of 2017.

Bogle is the third arrival at Pompey during the January transfer window, following the permanent captures of Andy Cannon and Bryn Morris.

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Jan 172019
 

Danny Rose

Transfer : Portsmouth – Swindon Town


Danny Rose


Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Danny Rose has left the club by mutual consent and signed for Swindon.

The 30-year-old midfielder arrived on the south coast in the summer of 2016 and netted five goals in 64 appearances for the club.

He was a key member of the side that secured the League Two title in his first season at Fratton Park.

Rose said: “There is a tinge of sadness because I had plenty of great times at Pompey and we achieved a lot over past few years.

“But it’s come to the point where I need to be playing games again and enjoying being out on the pitch.

“There’s a lot of quality at the club and I’m sure they’ll be doing everything they can to get over the line this season.

“The lads have put in a lot of hard work over the first half of the campaign and promotion would be nothing less than they deserve.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the fans for the incredible support they have given me.

“I have always been given fantastic backing – both when I was playing on the pitch and also through the more difficult times, like when I was out injured.

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Jan 142019
 

Bryn Morris

Transfer : Shrewsbury Town – Portsmouth


Bryn Morris


Pompey have signed midfielder Bryn Morris from Shrewsbury for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has penned a two-and-a-year-half deal at Fratton Park, having spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Wycombe.

Morris scored against Pompey with a neat curling finish for the Chairboys in their 2-2 draw on the south coast back in September.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s played against us in recent times for a couple of clubs and has excellent pedigree.

“We think he’s someone who has his best years ahead of him, so we’re very much looking forward to working with Bryn.

“He’s experienced playing at Fratton Park and is a progressive signing – someone who’s on the way up and hungry to prove himself here.”

Morris – who has previously skippered England at various youth levels – began his career with Middlesbrough.

He signed for Shrewsbury in January 2017 and helped them reach the play-off final last term, making a total of 43 appearances for the club.

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Jan 022019
 

Andy Cannon

Transfer : Rochdale – Portsmouth


Andy Cannon


Pompey have signed midfielder Andy Cannon from Rochdale for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has penned a two-and-a-half-year deal at Fratton Park, with the club holding an option for a further 12 months.

Cannon has featured for Rochdale in both the FA Cup and Checkatrade Trophy this season, so will not be able to appear for the Blues until the league match against Blackpool on January 12.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “I see Andy as an attacking midfielder and feel he will be a good addition to our squad. I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Cannon is a graduate of Rochdale’s youth system who made his debut in a victory over Leyton Orient back in September 2014.

He scored six goals in 127 appearances for the Spotland outfit and came off the bench in their league and FA Cup defeats to Pompey earlier in the season.

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Aug 312018
 

Joe Mason

Loan : Wolverhampton Wanderers – Portsmouth



Joe Mason

Pompey have signed Joe Mason on loan from Wolves.

The striker has joined the Blues until January 2 and will wear the number 14 shirt during his time on the south coast.

But the 27-year-old has not arrived in time to feature in Saturday’s League One contest with Plymouth.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We worked together at Wolves and he’s a player who’s spent much of his career in the Championship.

“He’s scored goals at that level and I’m convinced he can do the same for Pompey, so we’re delighted to add him to the group at this late stage.”

Mason began his career at Plymouth and then spent almost five years with Cardiff before signing for Wolves in January 2016.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international had spells on loan at Burton and MLS outfit Colorado Rapids last season.

Portsmouth FC   .   Joe Mason

Aug 302018
 

Conor Chaplin

Transfer : Portsmouth – Coventry City



Conor Chaplin

Conor Chaplin has completed a move to League One side Coventry.

The 21-year-old striker has initially joined them on loan until January, when the move will become permanent for an undisclosed fee.

Chaplin said: “Playing for Pompey was an absolute dream for me. I’ve got some great memories that will last forever.

“I want to thank the fans and everyone else who has supported me during my many years at the club.”

Blues boss Kenny Jackett added: “Conor’s a terrific character and has been searching for regular football.

“The signing of Andre Green means we have plenty of power along our front line now and gives us plenty of options.

“That allowed us to grant Conor his wish. He was in the final year of his contract here and eager for a fresh start.

“I understand that and everyone here at Pompey wishes him the very best for the future at his new club.”

Chaplin is a graduate of the Blues academy, who made his senior debut in a home defeat to Accrington back in December 2014.

A first goal arrived at Morecambe a few months later, while he played a key role in Pompey’s memorable League Two title success in 2016/17.

Portsmouth FC   .   Conor Chaplin

Aug 292018
 

Andre Green

Loan : Aston Villa – Portsmouth



Andre Green

Pompey have signed winger Andre Green on loan from Aston Villa.

The deal sees the 20-year-old England youth international join the Blues for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We’re really pleased to bring Andre in on loan, as he has fantastic attacking potential – with pace, close control and the ability to go past people.

“There’s a degree of flexibility as well because he can play out wide or through the middle. I think he’ll fit in very well here.”

Green is a graduate of Villa’s academy and made his senior debut in a Premier League clash with Tottenham back in March 2016.

He has gone on to make 31 appearances, opening his goalscoring account in last season’s 4-2 home victory over Norwich.

Green – who has featured five times in the current campaign – has represented the Three Lions up to under-20 level.

Portsmouth FC   .   Andre Green

Aug 172018
 

Ben Thompson

Loan : Millwall – Portsmouth



Ben Thompson

Pompey have signed midfielder Ben Thompson on loan from Millwall.

The deal sees the 22-year-old – who has been given the number 32 shirt – move to Fratton Park for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He comes here with a point to prove and looking to play football on a regular basis.

“Ben’s a good all-round midfielder and has a little bit of everything – an impressive passing range, energy and is competitive.

“I’m looking forward to working with him and it is an area of the pitch where we do really need to improve.

“You never know what’s going to happen in the next two weeks and if we can improve the squad even further then that’s great.”

Thompson is a graduate of Millwall’s academy and has made 93 senior appearances for the Championship outfit.

He played the full 90 minutes for the Londoners in their Carabao Cup victory over Gillingham earlier in the week.

Following his first full campaign at the club, Thompson collected both the Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards.

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Aug 072018
 

David Wheeler

Loan : Queens Park Rangers – Portsmouth



David Wheeler

Pompey have signed David Wheeler on a season-long loan deal from QPR.

The 27-year-old winger will wear the number 22 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an attacking wide player, who can be used on either side and has an impressive goalscoring record.

“He hasn’t quite made the breakthrough at QPR, but had a number of seasons at Exeter and was very keen to come here.

“It’s our first loan signing and supplements the good base of our own players that is already here.

“We’re pleased to bring his attacking qualities into our group and are grateful to QPR for letting him come here.”

Wheeler joined QPR from Exeter 12 months ago and has scored one goal in nine appearances for the Championship outfit.

He signed for Exeter in the summer of 2013 following a successful trial and played a total of 171 times, finding the target on 39 occasions.

Wheeler’s final season with the Grecians included a run of eight goals in seven successive games, while he also hit the net at Wembley in a play-off final defeat.

He twice grabbed winning goals against Pompey at Fratton Park, settling encounters in September 2015 and January 2017.

Portsmouth FC   .   David Wheeler