Transfers

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.

Portsmouth FC   .   Ben Thompson

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

Jul 182018
 

Anton Walkes

Transfer : Tottenham Hotspur – Portsmouth



Anton Walkes

Pompey have signed Anton Walkes from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.

The versatile 21-year-old – who spent the second half of last season on loan at Fratton Park – has penned a two-year deal, with the club holding an option for a further 12 months.

Walkes previously featured at both right-back and in midfield, and has been handed the number two shirt.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s somebody we obviously know very well and he had a successful loan spell with us in a number of positions."

Walkes scored on his Pompey debut in a 2-2 draw against Doncaster after arriving on loan back in January.

He played a total of 12 times as the Blues narrowly missed out on a place in the League One play-offs.

Walkes is a graduate of Tottenham’s academy and made a single senior appearance for the Londoners, while also enjoying a spell on loan with MLS outfit Atlanta United.

Portsmouth FC   .   Anton Walkes

Jul 182018
 

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain

Transfer : Portsmouth – Notts County



Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain will leave Pompey to sign for Notts County.

The midfielder becomes a Magpies player when his Fratton Park contract expires at the end of this month.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We wish Christian all the best and he’s just about rehabilitated from the injury he suffered towards the end of last season.

“Hopefully he can build on the two years he had here as a professional and have a successful time at Notts County.”

Oxlade-Chamberlain is a graduate of Pompey’s academy, who turned professional in the summer of 2016.

He made one senior appearance in an EFL Trophy defeat at Exeter and has had several spells out on loan, including at Oxford City last season.

Portsmouth FC   .   Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain

Jul 092018
 

Alex Bass

Loan : Portsmouth – Torquay United



Alex Bass

Alex Bass has put pen to paper on a new three-year Pompey contract.

But the goalkeeper will spend the 2018/19 campaign with Torquay, having joined the National League South outfit on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old said: “I’m delighted to get the new deal done. We’ve been talking about it for a while, so it’s nice to get it over the line.

“The gaffer wanted me to go out and play football this season, then come back and push for a spot here.

“Hopefully I can play regularly at Torquay and gain some more experience, which is what I’m looking for at this stage of my career.”

Bass has made three senior appearances for Pompey, keeping a clean sheet on his league debut against Peterborough on the final day of last season.

The Blues academy graduate previously featured in an EFL Cup tie at Coventry and a Checkatrade Trophy clash with Fulham.

Torquay are managed by former Pompey head of community Gary Owers, who has ex-Blues midfielder Martin Kuhl as his assistant.

Portsmouth FC   .   Alex Bass

Jun 112018
 

Lee Brown

Free Agent



Lee Brown

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.

Portsmouth FC   .   Lee Brown

Jun 082018
 

Tom Naylor

Free Agent



Tom Naylor

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.

Portsmouth FC   .   Tom Naylor

Jun 042018
 

Craig MacGillivray

Free Agent



Craig MacGillivray

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.

Portsmouth FC   .   Craig MacGillivray

May 232018
 

Louis Dennis

Free Agent



Louis Dennis

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.

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.

Portsmouth FC   .   Louis Dennis