Two In, One Out

Last updated : 04 August 2016 By Jim Bonner

Pompey have completed the signings of Noel Hunt and Adam Buxton on one-year contracts whilst Paul Jones has left the club by mutual consent to join Norwich City.

Jones leaving for the Canaries is a bizarre one. A goalkeeper who makes too many mistakes at League Two level shouldn't be considered for the Championship regardless of previous experience and even if they have only been signed as cover.

It's an excellent move for Paul but his agent obviously has some kind of super power. Does this now mean that Alex Bass is considered Pompey's second choice goalkeeper for the upcoming season or will Liam O'Brien, who was at the club as a youngster, be re-signed after being released by relegated Dagenham in the summer?

Jones' exit means that two new signings could be confirmed today. Hunt's addition to the squad comes as no surprise and whilst the 33-year-old has never been prolific in his career, he is capable of scoring goals at League Two level and has plenty of nuisance value too.

Buxton's signing has come out of nowhere as Paul Cook has raided his old club once again. The 24-year-old can play anywhere across the back four but Acrrington fans' views on him seem to be mixed, with some saying they're gutted to be losing a talent but others claiming he was unfit and could never manage playing a whole season.

Pompey fans shall make their own judgements but, Danny Hollands aside, it seems like Cook's transfer business has been concluded for the summer with the squad shaping up nicely.