Former Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City, Sheffield United and Brighton defender sends Portsmouth heartfelt message after Danny Cowley's side's resurgent form

A former Pompey favourite has sent the club a heartfelt message following their recent upturn in form.

Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 12:06 pm

And among those applauding their results is versatile defender Greg Halford, who took to Twitter to reflect his love for the Blues.

The 36-year-old posted: ‘(I’d) give anything to put that shirt on again.’ In response to the club’s montage of their immense November form.

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After signing initially on loan from Wolves in 2010, Halford made 77 appearances in royal blue after making the deal permanent a year later, and was a stalwart during a time of turmoil off the field.

During his one full season at Fratton Park, he scored seven goals while playing a variety of roles and featured in a number of memorable Pompey matches.

Halford played the entirety of the dramatic 2-2 south coast derby draw with Southampton and the 4-3 victory over Doncaster shortly after – before making his final appearance against Derby County in the penultimate game of the campaign.

Following his Fratton exit, he forged a strong career in the Football League with clubs such as Nottingham Forest, Brighton, and Cardiff, before moving north of the border to Aberdeen.

Greg Halford in his Pompey days. Picture:Steve Reid (120497-111)

After a brief spell back in England with Southend last season, which resulted in relegation to the National League, Halford suffered the same fate for his current club – League of Ireland side Waterford.

After signing for the club in the summer, Halford couldn’t stop their recent relegation after losing a vital play-off decider to University College Dublin last week.

Despite leaving the south coast nine years ago, Pompey are clearly still in Halford’s heart.

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Greg Halford has sent the club a heartfelt message following their recent upturn in form. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)