Portsmouth sign Greg Halford

11 July 2011 04:55
Greg Halford has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Portsmouth after leaving Wolves.[LNB]He made his Pompey debut against Millwall in October 2010 and scored his first goal for the club just days later as the Blues beat Hull 2-1 at the KC Stadium.[LNB]It was at the back where the 26-year-old blossomed when switching from full-back to centre-half, helping the Blues keep six straight clean sheets.[LNB] First goal: Halford scores for Portsmouth in The Championship against Hull[LNB]Pompey chief executive David Lampitt said: 'Greg is a quality, versatile, young player who proved his worth for us on loan last season as part of a defence that kept six straight clean sheets during February and March.[LNB]'We're very pleased he has now signed a permanent deal with us and are very much looking for him to push on and build on his progress last season.'[LNB]Halford began his career at Colchester, where he progressed through their youth set-up into the first team.[LNB]After making more than 150 appearances for Colchester, Halford left Layer Road in January 2007 for a brief spell at Reading, before joining Sunderland later that same year.[LNB]Halford did not feature prominently during his time at the Stadium of Light, spending much of his two years there on loan - first to Charlton for four months and then to Sheffield United for a season.[LNB]In 2009 he joined Wolves where he made 17 Premier League appearances[LNB] All the latest Wolves news, features and opinionJohnson set for Wolves switch after ?7m fee agreed with BirminghamClub-by-club guide to all the Barclays Premier League summer transfersCountdown to kick-off: Our guide to all the Premier League pre-season fixtures[LNB]

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