Transfers

Nov 062015
 

Marc McNulty

Loan : Sheffield United – Portsmouth



Pompey have signed Scottish striker Marc McNulty on an emergency loan deal from Sheffield United.

The 23-year-old – who will wear the number 10 shirt – will initially remain with the club until the new year.

He has signed in time to feature in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Macclesfield and is looking forward to making his Blues bow.

McNulty said: “This is a massive club and I’m delighted to be here. Michael Doyle and Ben Davies have both told me a lot about the place.

“I’m used to playing in front of big crowds who have high expectations, so I’ll be okay with dealing with that at Pompey.

“My first job is just to help the team, but if I can do that by scoring goals then even better.

“The manager has shown faith by bringing me here and now I’ll do all I can to repay that.

“It’s not often that such a big club wants you to play for them and I’m determined to take advantage of that.”

McNulty came through the ranks at Livingston and scored 45 goals in 117 appearances before heading south to sign for Sheffield United in 2014.

He netted 13 times for the Blades last season, including a winner against Southampton in the League Cup quarter-finals.


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Oct 282015
 

James Dunne

Loan : Portsmouth – Dagenham & Redbridge



Midfielder moves to League Two side

James Dunne has joined Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month emergency loan deal.

The 26-year-old midfielder will link up with former Pompey team-mates Josh Passley and Nyron Nosworthy during his time with the Daggers.

Dunne has made one senior appearance for the Blues this season, coming off the bench in August’s Capital One Cup defeat to Reading.

Dagenham currently sit bottom of the League Two table, with nine points from 15 games and lost 3-0 at Fratton Park on the opening day of the season.


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Oct 122015
 

Caolan Lavery

Loan : Sheffield Wednesday – Portsmouth



Caolan Lavery

Pompey have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery on a three-month loan deal.

The 22-year-old – who was born in Canada, but has represented Northern Ireland up to under-21 level – will wear the number 13 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.

Lavery said: "I had offers from other places a lot closer to Sheffield and in higher divisions, but I know Paul and Leam very well.

"Their ambition is fantastic, as is the way they like football to be played and when you look at the size of this club, I couldn’t really say no.

"I’d like to be part of the success that I’m sure Pompey will have this season and I’m looking forward to getting started.

"At the age I’m at now, I need to be playing games on a regular basis and scoring goals."

Lavery has progressed through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday and scored six goals in 39 appearances.

He has also spent time out on loan at Southend and Plymouth prior to a spell working under Paul Cook at Chesterfield last season.

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Sep 252015
 

Aaron McCarey

Loan : Wolverhampton Wanderers – Portsmouth



Aaron McCarey

Pompey have signed goalkeeper Aaron McCarey from Wolves on a one-month emergency loan.

Paul Cook has brought in the 23-year-old after Paul Jones (knee) joined Brian Murphy (groin) on the Blues’ injury list.

Michael Poke has also had to cut short a spell on loan at Eastleigh after hurting his shoulder.

McCarey – a former Republic of Ireland under-21 international – is a graduate of Wolves’ academy, who has made seven senior appearances for the midlands club.

He has previously gained first team experience with stints out on loan at Walsall and York.



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Sep 152015
 

Romuald Boco

Free Agent



Pompey have completed the signing of Romuald ‘Rommy’ Boco until the end of the season.

But the 30-year-old utility man – who is a Benin international – has gone straight out on loan to Havant & Waterlooville for a month.

He was most recently at Indian side Bharat, but has been training with the Blues for the past few weeks.

Boco has previously played under Blues boss Paul Cook at Sligo, Accrington and Chesterfield and he made 19 appearances for the latter last term.

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Aug 082015
 

Brian Murphy

Free Agent



Brian Murphy

Pompey have signed goalkeeper Brian Murphy on a deal until January.

The 32-year-old – who will wear the number 24 shirt – has been training with the Blues for the past few weeks and played in the friendly victory over Woking.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed getting sharp here and now I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get the deal over the line.

“Motivation certainly won’t be difficult here – there are not any other teams in this league that will get 17,000 for home games.

“Everyone knows where Pompey were a short while ago and where we are now, so it’s up to the players to rise to the challenge.”

The Irish stopper came through the ranks at Manchester City and moved on to play for Swansea, Bohemians, Ipswich and QPR.


      

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Aug 062015
 

Ben Davies

Free Agent



Ben Davies

Pompey have signed Ben Davies on a one-year deal.

The 34-year-old – who has been handed the number two shirt – can play in defence or midfield.

He has spent pre-season with the Blues and featured in the friendlies against Havant & Waterlooville, Bognor, Coventry, Woking and Gillingham.

Davies said: “I spoke to a few clubs closer to home, but as soon as I knew Pompey were interested it was an easy decision to make.

“We’ve all been pretty relaxed about the deal being done, but I’m delighted it’s happened in time for the first game.

“I’ve been here for a good few weeks, so I know all about the lads, their style of play and what a big club this is.

“I like to play all over the place – at Derby I was a left-winger, right-winger and right-back, and at Sheffield United last year I played most of it at right-back. If a position comes up and is available I’ll do a good job anywhere.”

Davies came through the ranks at Walsall and later went on to play for Kidderminster, Chester, Shrewsbury, Notts County and Derby.

He moved to Sheffield United – initially on loan – in February 2014 and scored seven goals in 39 appearances during his time with the Blades.


      

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Aug 032015
 

Matt Clarke

Loan : Ipswich Town – Portsmouth



Pompey have signed Matt Clarke on loan from Championship side Ipswich until January.

The 18-year-old centre-back has already featured three times for the Blues in pre-season and scored in the 2-0 triumph at Woking.

He will wear the number 20 shirt during his time on the south coast.

Clarke said: “I’m delighted to be here. I’ve already played a few games, so it’s great to have all the paperwork signed.

“I’ve enjoyed the matches that I’ve been involved in so far and have done alright, so now I want to improve from there.

“I spent a lot of time on the bench last season and just got a few minutes here and there, so I wanted to go out and hopefully get some more regular football.”

Clarke is a graduate of Ipswich’s academy and has made five senior appearances for the Tractor Boys.

He made his senior debut at Crawley in a Capital One Cup clash last August.


      

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Jul 312015
 

Paul Robinson

Mutual Consent



Paul Robinson has made a shock Pompey exit.

The 33-year-old central defender joined the club on loan from Millwall at the start of last season and joined the club on a permanent basis in January.

He enjoyed a fine season at the heart of the defence, despite Pompey’s inconsistency, but then missed the final two months with the fractured cheekbone he suffered in the win over Luton Town in March.

After making a full recovery, it appeared that he was set to be named club captain by boss Paul Cook for the forthcoming campaign.

But he has now been deemed surplus to requirements and has left the club by mutual consent.

There will no shortage of takers for his services with several clubs in League One and League Two having expressed an interest in him previously. And his departure will be a big surprise to many Blues fans who thought he would be a pivotal figure this season.

Robinson joined AFC Wimbledon on trial


   

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Jul 282015
 

Gareth Evans

Free Agent



Pompey have signed Gareth Evans on a one-year deal.

The 27-year-old winger has been training with the Blues throughout pre-season and netted in the friendly victories against Coventry and Woking.

But he is thrilled to have secured a contract at Fratton Park and is targeting a successful 2015/16 campaign.

Evans said: “The manager wanted me to come in so he could have a look at me and I was happy to do that.

“There were a few other offers from the league above and I turned them down to come and train with Pompey.

“So I’m delighted to have put pen to paper and now I’ve got to knuckle down and concentrate on playing well.

“It’s worked out well because I already know everyone and I’m just looking forward to the start of the season.

“The aim is promotion – it’s as simple as that. It’s an honour to be at this club, but I’ve come here for success and I’m confident we are capable of that.”

Pompey start the season with a home clash against Dagenham & Redbridge on August 8 and Evans cannot wait to perform in front of the Fratton faithful.

He said: “I’ve played here before with Fleetwood, but I was on the other side then. To have all those fans on my side is very exciting.”

Evans started his career at Crewe and later turned out for Macclesfield, Bradford and Rotherham.

He moved to Fleetwood in January 2013 and scored 12 goals in 106 appearances, helping them win promotion into League One.


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Jul 222015
 

Johnny Ertl

Mutual Consent



Johnny Ertl has left Pompey by mutual consent.

The Austrian arrived at Fratton Park in the summer of 2012 after leaving Sheffield United and made a total of 88 appearances for the Blues.

He has been used as both a defender and midfielder, and served the club as team and club captain.

Ertl also undertook a Master’s in Business Administration during his time on the south coast, where he used Pompey as a case study when writing about the importance of sustainability in football.

And although the 32-year-old will no longer be running out of the tunnel on a matchday, he is not turning his back on the Blues.

“I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone,” said Ertl. “I have enjoyed every single minute of my time at Pompey.

“It’s been challenging at times and there have been plenty of ups and downs. When I first came here, players were leaving on a regular basis and we struggled to find places to train.

“So the fact that the club is now on a sound financial footing and with a training ground to call their own is an incredible achievement.

“It’s been great to be a part of Pompey’s rebirth as the largest community club in the country and see it owned by the people who care about it the most.

“To have played for and captained this historic club is an honour and it means so much to me. This place will always remain close to my heart.

“My wife Selma has even worked at the club and I’m not sure there are too many players who can say that!

“I will always be a Pompey supporter and I’m also part of the PST.

“I want to remain in football and I’m staying in the local area, so will be happy to offer my experience to the club if they ever need my help.

“This is the best club I’ve ever played for and I’ve been lucky enough to meet the nicest people.

“I want to thank the Fratton faithful for their incredible backing and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from everyone during my time here.

“I have also enjoyed working with all the staff at the club – those based at the training ground and everyone in the Fratton Park offices.

“These people all work incredibly hard for the club, without always getting the recognition they deserve.

“I want to wish the new manager well and I’m sure he can lead Pompey to a successful season.

“He’s brought in lots of good players, everyone seems to have bought into his ideas and there’s a fantastic spirit in the camp.

“This is a one-club city and Pompey are an integral part of the community. Everyone is pulling in the same direction and I’m proud to have played a part in that.”


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Jul 152015
 

Ben Tollitt

Free Agent



Pompey have signed midfielder Ben Tollitt on a one-year deal, with the option of an extension.

The 20-year-old spent most of last season at non-league Skelmersdale United.

He has recently been on trial with the Blues and came off the bench for the final few minutes of last Saturday’s friendly at Havant & Waterlooville.

Tollitt said: “I’m made up. It’s my first professional contract and I can’t wait to get started.

“I knew that I wasn’t going to get a lot of time at Havant, so the plan was to use whatever time I got to show a bit of what I could do.

“It was the biggest crowd I have ever played in front of and the support was absolutely amazing.

“I can’t wait for the opportunity to step out in front of 17,000 people at Fratton Park.

“I want to be part of something with Pompey, to help them move up and go places. The club really shouldn’t be in this league.”


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