Pompey Capture Centre Back

Last updated : 01 July 2016 By Jim Bonner

Former Accrington Stanley defender Tom Davies is the latest player to be added to Paul Cook's Portsmouth squad.

The 24-year-old centre back was a free agent after leaving Stanley in the summer and has been training with his new team-mates before his signing was made official. Last season was his first full campaign in the Football League as he started his playing career at FC United of Manchester before signing for Fleetwood in 2014.

However, he never made a single appearance for the Cod Army and was loaned out to the likes of Alfreton and Southport before signing a permanent contract with Stanley last season, where he was a mainstay in a back four that came so close to promotion last season.

Davies's arrival now means that Paul Cook has five centre backs a his disposal with Christian Burgess, Jack Whatmough, Matt Clarke and Adam Barton in the squad, the latter of which the manager has claimed will be classed as a defender more than a midfielder after his stints in that position last season.

That should be more than enough for the upcoming campaign. Now if Cook could sign a quality goalkeeper to play behind them then that would be great!