It’s two in and one out for Pompey as we draw closer to the season opener with Carlisle United on Saturday.
The departure of Paul Jones to Norwich City has paved the way for striker Noel Hunt, and defender Adam Buxton to join the Blues in a double swoop from manager Paul Cook just days before the season gets underway.
Hunt, a striker, who many may have already seen in his days at Reading, Leeds and Ipswich, has been on trial at Pompey for a few weeks now, and even featured in pre-season friendlies against Havant & Waterlooville, Sutton United, Salisbury and Bournemouth, and joins from Southend United on a one-year deal.
Buxton, another full-back to add to the list, joins from Accrington Stanley on an initial one-year deal, having turned down a new deal at the Crown Ground to make the move to Fratton Park.
Paul Jones has moved the other way, as he heads to Carrow Road to join Norwich City in the Championship after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Jones told the club’s website: “I want to thank the fans and can assure them that I always gave 100 per cent during my time at Fratton Park.
Jones made 64 appearances for the club after joining in 2014, and with David Forde coming in on-loan from Millwall for the season, the competition for Pompey’s number 1 jersey is slim, with only academy keeper Alex Bass to compete with.