By Steve Farquhar
Pompey today finalised the 2 and a half year deal of prolific striker Matt Tubbs.
Finally, I can stop refreshing the Portsmouth News website and searching twitter for the latest whereabouts of the striker released by Bournemouth.
The likes of Luton, Southend, Bristol Rovers and of course Wimbledon were all said to be interested.
As it turns out, it appears Tubbs always had eyes on Pompey after hearing of the Blues interest prior to scoring at Fratton Park on Boxing Day, hence the muted celebration.
Let’s hope there’s plenty more of those in a Blue shirt for the remainder of the season.
With Pompey’s current strikers struggling to find the back of the net, the signing of Tubbs, joint top scorer in League Two, can completely change the momentum and outcome of games.
His liveliness in the opposition box and excellent finishing will add a cutting edge to Pompey, so rare outside of the threat of Jed Wallace.
In Cherries’ Manager Eddie Howe’s words ‘Matt Tubbs “is an incredible professional” and his prospective new club would gain “a fantastic goalscorer”.
That prospective club is Portsmouth Football Club, and I can honestly say it’s been a while since I’ve been this excited about a signing.
This I believe, along with the permanent acquisition of Paul Robinson, shows the intent of the club and should help attract other top players to Fratton Park.
Let’s hope it’s not too late to make a charge for the play-offs starting with a 3 – 0 win and Matt Tubbs hat trick at Newport on Saturday.
Play Up Pompey!!