Aubey arrives on loan
There had been thoughts that Pompey would complete another signing by the weekend and so we have, with the arrival of Lucien Aubey from Lens. He has signed on loan for the rest of the current season, and there is a possible permanent deal in the offing according to the Pompey Site.
The 23 year old former French U21 international can play as a left back and a left sided central defender so can put pressure on others at left back and could act as the much needed cover for Sol Campbell, and a lesser extent Sylvain Distin - I say lesser extent as I do not feel that he needs covering as much as Campbell - who I do feel will benefit more from the 'occasional' rest.
Harry Redknapp was pleased with another capture: 'he is big, strong and quick. I watched him several times.
'He can play left back, down the left side and centre half. I thought he would be an interesting loan'.
He probably is not the name that most were expecting, or had even hoped for but it is another signing nonetheless. I would not have thought that he would be available this weekend however.
We have now signed a midfielder and a defender - hopefully in the next couple of weeks we can secure the services of this goalscoring striker that we clearly need, we could not manage this in the summer but hopefully we can in this transfer window. Also a right sided midfielder would be nice...
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