Former Pompey starlet signs for Eastbourne

Peter Gregory
Peter Gregory
Pompey's Brett Pitman scores a penalty in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Walsall at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

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Former Pompey youngster Peter Gregory has joined Eastbourne Borough.

The 19-year-old has been a free agent since he was released by Steve Cotterill at the end of last season.

He made two appearances during that campaign, both coming in the first two matches.

Gregory came on as a substitute against Coventry in the Championship and then in the Carling Cup match at Stevenage.

The 19-year-old also featured heavily in that pre-season, being part of the side which won the Edmonton Cup.

Yet the right-sided player soon fell out of favour and was not offered a new deal at the end of the season.

Now he has fixed himself up with Eastbourne. Gregory, who hails from the East Sussex town, will attempt to kick-start his football career with the Blue Square Bet South side.

However, he didn’t sign in time to be considered for their visit to the Hawks last weekend.

That was a match the Hawks drew 0-0 at Westleigh Park.

Gregory becomes the third former Pompey youngster to find a new club following their summer release.

Perry Ryan signed for the Hawks in August and has gone on to make 14 appearances, 13 of them starts.

The Copnor youngster, who also enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bognor last term, has largely been operating as a central midfielder for boss Shaun Gale.

In addition, Ellis Martin is currently with Gosport Borough.

The left-sided midfielder joined in September and recently scored twice in a Russell-Cotes Cup victory over Fareham.

However, Tom Kilbey and Billy Goddard have yet to find new clubs.