Craig Westcarr departs Pompey

Craig Westcarr

Craig Westcarr

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Craig Westcarr has today sealed his Pompey exit – and joined Mansfield Town.

The striker struggled to impress at Fratton Park, and with one year of his contract remaining it was mutually agreed he could depart.

Paul Cook previously managed Westcarr at Chesterfield, where his stay suffered a similar fate.

The former Walsall man was one of Andy Awford’s main recruits in the summer of 2014.

However, he scored only seven goals in 37 appearances last season.

Westcarr becomes the 10th player to leave Fratton Park since Cook took over the helm almost a month ago.

Speaking to the Mansfield club website, Westcarr said: ‘I had a chat with the new manager at Portsmouth (Paul Cook) and it wasn’t going to work out there, so I came here and the manager told me what he wants and what his outline is for the season.’

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