There's still plenty of free transfer options out there for clubs to consider (Photo: George Wood)
The 22-year-old made the most of an offer to train with the Blues by
impressing the Fratton Park coaching staff sufficiently enough to be rewarded with a deal until mid-January.
Pompey turned to the player after learning that
. His signing also comes at a time when Anthony Scully continues his rehab after knee surgery. Tino Anjorin will likely be out until the new year with a hamstring injury
At present, attack-minded duo Scully and Anjorin are joined in the
Blues treatment room by Regan Poole, Connor Ogilvie and Josh Dockerill. The talented former Ipswich favourite was released by Wigan over the summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at Ross County. The 30-year-old joined Ipswich from Peterborough for £700,000 in 2018. (Photo: Dan Istitene)
Marlon Pack and Tom Lowery are closing in on their returns to first-team action. But if Pompey are prepared to delve into the free agents market to help maintain their lead at the top of League One, it begs the question – what other freebees are waiting to be snapped up if the need arose again?
Here’s 12 current out-of-work footballers who are no doubt waiting for the phone to ring to be invited back to the game.
Released by Preston North End in the summer and had a trial at Stoke City but remains without a club. As well as North End, the 26-year-old has made first-team appearances for Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham. (Photo: Clive Rose) The one-time £15m-rated centre-back is without a club after leaving Reading in the summer. The 30-year-old made 219 Championship appearances for the Royals. (Photo: Luke Walker) The now former Pompey player continues his rehab at the Blues after suffering an ACL injury at the end of February. With a Pompey record of 57 goals from 200+ Blues appearances, the Republic of Ireland international is sure to attract plenty of offers when he's back fully fit. (Photo: Jason Brown) The Norwegian was released by QPR in the summer. The 32-year-old can count Celtic, Fulham and West Brom among his former clubs. He's scored 48 goals and recorded 41 assists in 370 career games to date. (Photo: Jacques Feeney) The 28-year-old remains a free agent despite 30 appearances for Oxford last season. Counts Italian giants Lazio among his previous clubs. (Photo: Richard Heathcote) The 32-year-old's last club was Burton, where he scored three League One goals in 16 appearances. Winnall's former clubs include Oxford, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley. (Photo: Nathan Stirk) His contract at Brentford expired in the summer and so far no club has signed him. The 28-year-old former Charlton, Oxford, Stoke and Rotherham player has played more than 100 games in the Championship. (Photo: Nathan Stirk) You have to wonder if the giant stopper regrets turning down an offer to remain at Pompey in order to remain at Luton, who subsequently released him in the summer - after the Blues had turned to Will Norris. (Photo: Jason Brown) Released by Luton Town in the summer. Played for various clubs in the Championship, like QPR, Bristol City and Sheffield United. The attacking midfielder is an interesting option for any club to consider. (Photo: Ryan Hiscott) The 31-year-old has been without a club since leaving Wigan Athletic. The defender has bags of experience and counts Spurs, Liverpool and QPR among his list of ex-clubs. (Photo: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU) The 31-year-old emains without a club since leaving Aston Villa in the summer. He's done some commentary work since. (Photo: Eddie Keogh)