Pompey Add Two More

Last updated : 08 August 2016 By Jim Bonner

Former Pompey goalkeeper Liam O'Brien has returned to the club whilst midfielder Amine Linganzi has also joined after his trial during pre-season. Both players have signed one-month contracts.

O'Brien must feel strange having been at the club as a youngster back when Portsmouth were a Premier League side. Now 24-years-old, the stopper has arrived back at Fratton Park having had spells at Barnet, Brentford and Dagenham.

Linganzi is a Republic of Congo international despite being born in Algeria. The 26-year-old most recently played for French third tier club Frejus but has played in England for Blackburn, Accrington and Gillingham. He played under Leam Richardson at Stanley and that may have influenced Paul Cook to take a punt on him given his pre-season performances were nothing special.

For the players to sign such short deals, it wouldn't surprise me if Cook has the EFL Trophy in mind to give these players a game as those fixtures are forthcoming. They may well make their debuts at Coventry and have their chance to impress.