Seven things you need to know about Pompey signing Adam Barton

Adam Barton. Picture: Colin Farmery
Adam Barton. Picture: Colin Farmery
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Here are seven facts about Pompey’s new signing Adam Barton...

1. He was released from the youth ranks at hometown club Blackburn because of a back injury

2. Barton then joined Preston and made 50 appearances for the Lilywhites

3. He made his full Northern Ireland debut in a 1-1 friendly draw with Morocco in 2010

4. And then represented Republic of Ireland five times at under-21 level

5. He has played 63 times for Coventry between 2012-15, scoring three goals

6. Barton came off the bench for the Sky Blues when Guy Whittingham and Andy Awford took over as caretakers in November 2012

7. He had earlier made his Fratton Park bow in 2011 with Preston when Greg Halford cancelled out an Iain Hume strike in a 1-1 draw