Pompey Sign Stevens

Last updated : 15 June 2015 By Jim Bonner

Paul Cook has signed his third player of the transfer window by adding Enda Stevens to his squad.

The 24-year-old is a left back by trade and made nine appearances for Aston Villa, although he has played the vast majority of his career in the lower leagues for Notts County, Northampton and Doncaster.

The latter club would be the most notable on that list given that he linked up with Kyle Bennett last season and will hopefully do that at Pompey to good effect.

But is he any good? If you trawl social media you'll see various comments ranging from "bang average" to "solid seven out of ten performer" to "excellent signing for League Two" - so, who knows? We shall simply have to be the judges ourselves next season because the last few campaigns have seen some promising names come to Portsmouth only to disappoint.

There are bound to be more names on their way before pre-season begins but it seems like Chesterfield midfielder Jimmy Ryan won't be one of them as it seems likely he will sign a new contract with the Spireites. There's still no more news on the potential signing of team-mate Gary Roberts, either.

Still, there's plenty of time for Cook to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion and so there's no need to panic just yet!