Factfile: Tom Davies

Tom Davies, left. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (160855-16)Tom Davies, left. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (160855-16)
Tom Davies, left. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (160855-16)
Pompey today announced Tom Davies as their seventh signing of the summer.

Here is a brief factfile to help you get to know the former Accrington Stanley centre-back.

1: Born in Warrington on April 18, 1992, Davies began his footballing career with Grappenhall Juniors

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2: From the age of eight, he was part of the Manchester United youth set-up. He then had three years with Blackburn Rovers before he was released at the age of 16

3: He won a football scholarship to Northumbria University, where he featured for Team Northumbria in Northern League division two - winning a league and cup double

4: The defender scored twice for Team Northumbria in a defeat to Newcastle United Reserves in the Northumberland Senior Cup in 2012

5: He then signed for Northern Premier League premier division outfit FC United of Manchester, where he made 45 appearances and scored five goals

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6: Davies penned an 18-month deal with Fleetwood but never made a first-team appearance - instead returning to FC United of Manchester on loan before short spells at Alfreton Town, Lincoln City and Southport

7: Last May he was released by Fleetwood and signed for Accrington, where he made his professional debut in a 1-1 draw with Luton Town

8: The 24-year-old scored his one and only goal for Stanley in their 3-2 triumph over Cambridge United in November