Transfers

May 242017
 
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Liam O'Brien

(25)
Coventry City


Keeper to leave Fratton Park

Liam O’Brien has agreed a deal to sign for Coventry.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper will join the League Two side when his Pompey contract expires next month.

He played three times for the Blues last season, with all of his appearances coming in the EFL Trophy group stages.

O’Brien kept a clean sheet in a victory over Bristol Rovers and also saved three penalties in a shoot-out defeat to Reading.

He came through the youth system at Fratton Park before going on to play for Barnet, Brentford and Dagenham.

But O’Brien returned last summer and deputised for David Forde, sitting on the bench for every League Two fixture.

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May 222017
 
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Enda Stevens

(26)
Sheffield United


Defender agrees deal with Sheffield United

Enda Stevens has agreed a deal to sign for Sheffield United.

The 26-year-old left-back will join the Blades when his Blues contract expires at the end of June.

He made 99 appearances for Pompey after arriving from Doncaster in the summer of 2015.

Stevens was named both Fans’ and Players’ Player of the Season last term as Paul Cook’s side secured the League Two title.

He also netted his only goal for the club in a dramatic 3-2 victory at Newport on Boxing Day

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May 112017
 
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Michael Doyle

(35)
Coventry City


Midfielder agrees deal with Coventry

Michael Doyle has agreed a deal to sign for Coventry.

The 35-year-old midfielder will return to the Sky Blues when his Pompey contract expires at the end of June.

He previously played almost 300 times for Coventry – who were relegated from League One at the end of last season – between 2003 and 2011.

Doyle has been Pompey skipper since joining the club from Sheffield United in the summer of 2015.

He scored three goals in 96 appearances during his time at Fratton Park, with his superb strike at Accrington shortlisted for Goal of the Year at last month’s EFL Awards.

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Feb 152017
 
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Stanley Aborah

(29)
Notts County


Pompey swoop for midfielder

Pompey have signed midfielder Stanley Aborah on a deal until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old is allowed to join outside the transfer window as a free agent after leaving Notts County last month.

He said: “I’m happy to be at a great club and I’ll do my best to earn the trust of the manager, my team-mates and the fans. I had other offers, but I really wanted to be here.”

Aborah – who was born in Ghana and has represented Belgium at youth level – started his career in the Netherlands at Ajax.

He joined the Magpies from Hungarian giants Ferencvaros in 2015, scoring once in 42 appearances.

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Jan 312017
 
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Aaron Simpson

(19)
Wolverhampton Wanderers


Blues bring in Wolves defender

Pompey have signed right-back Aaron Simpson on loan from Wolves for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old has yet to make his senior debut for the Championship side, but did feature in four EFL Trophy matches earlier in the campaign.

He also appeared against the Blues in a goalless Premier League Cup draw at Westleigh Park back in November.

Simpson joined Wolves from Maidstone in February 2015 following a successful trial and has represented England at Schoolboy level.

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Jan 312017
 
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Michael Smith

(25)
Northampton Town


Striker moves to League One side

Michael Smith has joined Northampton loan for the rest of the season.

The 25-year-old striker has scored 10 goals in 37 appearances since arriving at Fratton Park in February 2016.

He netted a hat-trick in August’s EFL Trophy defeat at Yeovil and also struck this season in league games against Cheltenham, Luton and Stevenage.

Northampton won the League Two title last term and currently sit 16th in the third tier standings table ahead of a trip to Walsall on Saturday.

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Jan 312017
 
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Eoin Doyle

(28)
Preston NE


Blues bring in striker on deadline day

Pompey have signed Eoin Doyle on loan from Championship side Preston North End for the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.

The 28-year-old Irish striker will wear the number 17 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.

He played under Paul Cook at both Sligo and Chesterfield, and the Blues boss said: “Having worked with Eoin previously at two clubs, I am delighted with this signing.

“He knows what I want as a manager and I know that I can rely on him to give 100 per cent on the pitch.

“Eoin brings commitment and quality to our side and I’m sure he’ll be popular with all our supporters.

“We’re extremely pleased with his signing and are very grateful to Preston for loaning him to us.”

Doyle moved south of the border from Hibs to join Chesterfield in 2013 and also featured for Cardiff prior to signing for Preston last summer following a successful loan spell.

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Jan 312017
 
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Ben Close

(20)
Eastleigh


Midfielder joins National League side

Ben Close has joined Eastleigh on loan for the rest of the season.

The 20-year-old midfielder has made four appearances for Pompey this term, most recently skippering the side to an EFL Trophy victory over Bristol Rovers.

He also featured against Yeovil and Reading in the same competition, as well as in the FA Cup defeat to Wycombe.

Eastleigh – managed by ex-Blues midfielder Martin Allen – are currently sitting 13th in the National League table ahead of their next game at Guiseley

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Jan 312017
 
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Adam Buxton

(24)


Defender departs Fratton Park

Pompey and Adam Buxton have mutually agreed to cancel the defender’s contract with Pompey.

The 24-year-old full-back made eight appearances for the Blues after signing from Accrington last summer.

He made his debut in an EFL Cup defeat at Coventry in August, also featuring in cup contests against Reading, Wycombe and Bristol Rovers.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Adam for his service and wish him well for the future.

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Jan 182017
 
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Nicke Kabamba

(23)
Hampton & Richmond Borough


Pompey have signed striker Nicke Kabamba from Hampton & Richmond for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old – who has netted 16 National League South goals this season – has penned an 18-month deal with the Blues, with the club holding an option for a further year.

Kabamba said: “I’m really grateful for this opportunity and hopefully I can bring my scoring ratio into this league.

“Coming from non-league and now signing for a club like Pompey, life’s going to completely change.

“I’ve quit my job as a car salesman after four years and I will be moving down to the area.

“Playing in front of 17,000 people will be the strangest thing. I’ve seen it on TV, but it’s not until I’m out there and am able to soak in the atmosphere for myself first-hand that it will all sink in.”

Kabamba has previously turned out for Burnham and Hemel Hempstead, and scored at Bath in his last appearance for Hampton & Richmond

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