Date of birth
After progressing through the Fratton Park youth ranks, Close signed a professional contract in May 2014 and made six league appearances in his first season.
Featured eight times in the league for Paul Cook's side in 2015/16, as well as skippering a young Johnstone's Paint Trophy team at Exeter early on in the same campaign.
Spent time on loan at National League outfit Eastleigh at the back-end of 2016/17 - appearing nine times - after previously making four cup appearances for his parent club.
Signed a new one-year contract extension in the summer, with the club holding an option of a further 12 months.