Evans Signs New Deal

Last updated : 18 May 2017 By Jim Bonner

Gareth Evans has committed his future to Portsmouth by signing a new two-year-contract.

The midfielder/makeshift right back was out of contract at the end of the season but unsurprisingly Paul Cook has moved to secure his services for next year at least.

This is the second piece of good news for Pompey fans this week following Kyle Bennett also signing a new deal. Hopefully Evans will be utilised in his usual midfield position next season as, despite doing a solid job at right back, he struggled against the best attacking wingers in League Two and his job would only be made more difficult in League One.

Wherever he plays, Gareth has scored some very important goals in his two years at Pompey so far and should continue to play a significant part in our football club's progression.

Even if he doesn't feature so often, he hates Plymouth and Scummers. What more could you possibly want, eh?

In other news, Marc McNulty has signed for League Two side Coventry despite being a supposed target for Paul Cook. All that can be made of that is that Pompey couldn't have been that keen on signing the free agent as he would have surely chosen a return to the south coast rather than drop down a division.

Whilst he was a popular player, he was hardly the most prolific striker and struggled to make any impact at Sheffield United or on loan at Bradford this season. We wish him well but it seems like Cook is after a higher calibre of player. Perhaps the recently released Jay O'Shea of Chesterfield would be interested in reuniting with his old boss?

Meanwhile, Enda Stevens' move to the Blades is still yet to materialise but it's only a matter of time, right?