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Versatile Blues player heads north of the border
Adam Barton has signed for Partick Thistle for an undisclosed fee.
The midfielder-turned-defender has penned a three-year deal with the Scottish Premiership side.
He made 26 appearances for Pompey after signing from Coventry last summer and featured in the Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Yeovil on Tuesday evening.
The 25-year-old will be looking to help the Jags climb the table, with the Glasgow outfit currently sitting one place off the foot of the table.
Midfielder the latest addition to Paul Cook’s squad
Pompey have signed midfielder Adam Barton on a two-year deal.
The 24-year-old was available after leaving Coventry at the end of last season.
Barton made 30 appearances for the League One side during the 2014/15 campaign.
And new boss Paul Cook was able to persuade him to make Fratton Park his next port of call.
Barton said: “This is a massive club and the manager was also a big factor in why I wanted to come here.
“He’s won this league before and the way I like to play is the same way that he likes to play, so that’s another positive.
“I like to get the ball down and play it forward – I’m always disappointed if I give it away.
“The fans were another big reason why I wanted to join the club. Coming to a place like this gives you such a boost.”
Barton has no doubts about what Pompey should be looking to achieve during the 2015/16 campaign.
He said: “Promotion has to be the aim and we’ll class the season as a failure if we don’t achieve that.”
Barton started his career at Preston before moving to Coventry in the summer of 2012, where he played a total of 73 games in three years.
He has made one senior appearance for Northern Ireland and also featured for the Republic of Ireland under-21 side.