In focus: Paul Cook’s 28 Pompey signings

From left: Kyle Bennett, Enda Stevens, Marc McNulty, Caolan Lavery and Michael Doyle were all brought to Pompey, permanently or on loan, by Blues boss Paul Cook    Pciture: Joe Pepler

From left: Kyle Bennett, Enda Stevens, Marc McNulty, Caolan Lavery and Michael Doyle were all brought to Pompey, permanently or on loan, by Blues boss Paul Cook Pciture: Joe Pepler

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Striker Curtis Main became Paul Cook’s 28th signing since he was named Pompey manager last summer.

Ben Shaw takes a look at those additions, both permanent and loans, to see how the boss’ business in the transfer market breaks down.

Milan Lalkovic, left, and Drew Talbot, far right, have both been signed on a permanent basis by Pompey manager Paul Cook this summer   Picture: Colin Farmery

Milan Lalkovic, left, and Drew Talbot, far right, have both been signed on a permanent basis by Pompey manager Paul Cook this summer Picture: Colin Farmery

He also examines how those new signings have performed for the Blues...

Loans/permanent signings:

Permanents 18 - 64%

Loan 8 - 29%

Blues boss Paul Cook     Picture: Joe Pepler

Blues boss Paul Cook Picture: Joe Pepler

Loans made permanent 2 - 7%

Positions:

Attacking midfielders 8 - 29%

Strikers 7 - 25%

Defenders 6 - 21%

Goalkeepers 4 - 14%

Holding midfielders 3 - 11%

Where they’ve come from:

League One 13 - 47%

Championship 7 - 25%

Premier League 3 - 11%

League Two 3 - 11%

Non - League 1 - 3%

Indian League 1 - 3%

Age (upon signing):

23-26 - 14 - 50%

18-22 - 5 - 18%

31+ - 5 - 18%

27-30 - 4 - 14%

Clubs come from:

Sheffield United 4 - 14%

Chesterfield 2 - 7%

Doncaster Rovers 2 - 7%

Bournemouth 2 - 7%

Other Clubs total: 18 - 65%

Nationality:

English 16 - 57%

Irish 5 - 18%

Scottish 3 - 11%

Northern Irish 2 - 7%

Slovakia 1 - 3.5%

Benin 1 - 3.5%

Still at Pompey?

Yes 17 - 61%

No 11 - 39%

Most appearances (permanent signings):

Enda Stevens - 53

Kyle Bennett and Ben Davies - 51

Michael Doyle - 50

Gareth Evans - 48

Christian Burgess - 43

Most appearances (loan arrivals):

Marc McNulty - 34 appearances

Matt Clarke - 33

Brian Murphy - 25

Michael Smith - 16

Caolan Lavery and Ryan Fulton - 13

Top goalscorers:

Marc McNulty - 12 goals

Gary Roberts and Gareth Evans - 10

Kyle Bennett - 7

Adam McGurk - 6

Caolan Lavery and Michael Smith - 4

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