Portsmouth have this afternoon confirmed on their official website the signing of AFC Bournemouth striker Jayden Stockley on loan until January.
The 21-year-old joins Pompey after two separate loan spells at Sky Bet League Two rivals Cambridge United and Luton Town last season, in which time he netted a combined five times in 17 appearances.
The young forward, who came through the Cherries’s youth system and made his first team debut at the tender age of 15, told Portsmouth’s official site: ‘I’ve already got a lot of experience and hopefully I can contribute something to this good side.
‘The size of the club and the style of play preferred by the manager both attracted me to the club. There’s a lot of talent around the place and I think we can all be optimistic about the season ahead.
‘I’ve played at this level before and it’s a tough league to get out of, but there’s enough quality and character in this team to give it a good go.
‘Pompey away was always a fixture you looked forward to and wanted to play in – now I’m happy to have the fantastic fans on my side. I’ve played here before when I was on loan at Torquay and we won. It’s a magnificent place to play football.’
He has also had loan spells up and down the Football League within his six year stay at Bournemouth, with Accrington Stanley, Leyton Orient and Torquay United all benefitting from Stockley’s services.
His most successful spell came outside of the Football League though with Conference side Woking back in 2012, where he netted ten times in 26 appearances to help the Surrey-based outfit to a mid-table finish in English football’s fifth tier.
Stockley’s Portsmouth open up their League Two campaign at home to Dagenham and Redbridge on August the 8th.