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Evans Joins Pompey
Friday, 1st Mar 2024 20:28

Former Blues midfielder Lee Evans has signed for League One Portsmouth for the remainder of the season.

Evans, 29, left Town at the end of January by mutual consent still a few weeks away from fitness following knee surgery earlier in the season.

The Wales international was unlikely to play much of a part for the Blues in the remaining months of the season and found himself the 26th man with Championship clubs only able to name 25 senior players in their EFL squad.

“We’re delighted to welcome Lee to the club and boost our midfield options for the remainder of the campaign,” Pompey boss John Mousinho told his club’s official website.

“He has plenty of Championship pedigree and experience of winning promotion out of this league, including with Ipswich last season.

“Lee is a hugely experienced footballer and is comfortable with the ball at his feet, but also a physical presence in the middle of the park.”

Evans joined the Blues having left Wigan in the summer of 2021 and went on to make 55 starts and six sub appearances, scoring six times, three of those in the 6-0 hammering of Doncaster Rovers early in his first season at the club.

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Elwood added 20:33 - Mar 1
Genuinely wish him the best of luck. Always reliable.

ArnieM added 20:47 - Mar 1
Good luck Lee. That’s a very good (free) signing for Pompey.

Andy32Cracknell added 21:11 - Mar 1
Should have kept him the season run in, especially as he is back to full fitness.

Andy32Cracknell added 21:12 - Mar 1

BlueBoots added 22:10 - Mar 1

We had 26 squad players, so one player had to be moved on...we have Morsy, Luongo, Taylor, Travis, Ball, Humphreys for centre mid, and I very much doubt Evans is already back to the fitness levels required to play at the intensity that we do; was out of contract in the summer anyway, so made sense for all parties to give him a chance to find a club now, rather than wait until then.

cressi added 23:17 - Mar 1
The horse had run its course I'm afraid with bad knees last 2 seasons . A good player who I hope does well there good luck Lee.

raycrawfordswig added 05:30 - Mar 2
Good luck Lee hope it goes well for you.

gosblue added 08:32 - Mar 2
Best wishes to Lee. If he can get himself fit, Pompey have got themselves an excellent midfielder for next season in the Championship and possibly Captain material.

Radlett_blue added 12:17 - Mar 2
It's a short term deal, which makes sense for Pompey as while Evans is a good player at League 1 level, he has a poor fitness record, rarely playing more than 20 games in a season.

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