Burgess Latest To Join Blues

Last updated : 25 June 2015 By Jim Bonner

As expected, Christian Burgess has signed for Portsmouth on a three-year-deal from Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £75,000.

The 23-year-old centre back agreed personal terms last week and today the signing was confirmed to add a seventh new player to Paul Cook's squad.

Burgess began his career at Middlesbrough but only made a single appearance for the Teesside club before being loaned to Hartlepool in the 2013/2014 season. He was then loaned to Peterborough last season before signing a permanent four-year contract.

He fell out of favour with new Posh manager Dave Robertson when Darren Ferguson was sacked and their fans seem to have mixed feelings about him, although he still has plenty of time to develop because he's still a young age for a defender.

It won't be long before Pompey fans will form their own opinions of Pompey's latest recruit but it would help if he had a right back to play with which will surely be Cook's next priority as he looks to build a squad capable of winning promotion.