Midfielder pens two-year Fratton deal
Pompey have signed midfielder Simon Ferry on a two-year deal.
The 25-year-old Scot was a free agent after leaving Swindon at the end of last season.
He will link-up with former team-mate Joe Devera, who also left the Robins following their League One play-off defeat to Brentford.
And Ferry has no qualms about dropping down a division to join the Blues.
He said: “Everyone knows how big Pompey are – when you hear some other clubs are interested you don’t get as excited.
“I came here with Swindon last year and saw how good the stadium and the fans are. That’s a big, big pull.
“I’ve known Joe for a few years and he came to my wedding. It helps to know someone when you arrive at a new club and he’s spoken highly of the place.”
Ferry is confident that he has plenty to offer in Pompey’s midfield this season.
He said: “I’ve got a good engine and can get from box to box. I like to keep the ball, get into the box and score a few goals.
“I scored five last season – but hopefully I can get a few more this year.”
Blues boss Guy Whittingham said: "I'm amazed and delighted that we've managed to get Simon here.
"He's spent the last four years at Swindon, winning promotion once and getting to the play-offs twice.
"Simon's the kind of player that will work his socks off, so he should prove popular with the fans here.
"We've also got Johnny Ertl and Romain Padovani, so there's some really good competition in the middle of the park."
Ferry came through the youth ranks at Celtic, but failed to make a senior appearance for the Glasgow giants.
He spent the 2009/10 season on loan at Swindon before making the move permanent and made a total of 175 appearances for the Robins.