Portsmouth snap up Ben Chorley

Ben Chorley. Photo: Danny Loo

Ben Chorley. Photo: Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Defender becomes the second player to leave Stevenage in the space of a week

Portsmouth have signed Ben Chorley.

The Stevenage centre-half had a medical at Pompey on Friday and has put pen to paper on an 18-month deal.

The defender joined Boro in January 2013 but has been unable to nail down a regular starting place due to a series of injuries.

Having played eight consecutive times for the club after signing, he then injured his groin at the start of March last year and missed the remainder of the season.

Injuries have limited the 31-year-old to just six starts this season, his last coming in the 1-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic on January 11 where he was sent off for an off-the-ball challenge on Jonson Clarke-Harris. He still has one game to serve of his three-match ban.

Chorley’s departure is the second from the club in recent days following Greg Tansey’s free transfer to Inverness Caledonian Thistle last week.