Rooks swoop for Pompey midfielder Branford
Lewes have signed teenage midfielder George Branford from Portsmouth on a one-month loan deal.
The Sussex-based 19-year-old is a first-year professional at Fratton Park and, while he has yet to make a competitive senior appearance for Pompey, he did appear for the first team during their pre-season campaign.
As well as playing for Portsmouth’s development squad, Branford has had a taste of senior men’s football at Southern Premier League side AFC Totton this season, making six appearances and scoring one goal.
Branford (pictured above, left) links up with his Pompey team-mate Jack Maloney at The Dripping Pan ahead of Saturday’s trip to Lowestoft.