League One transfers: Former Portsmouth goalkeeper joins Charlton as Crewe snap up ex-Fratton Park hopeful

Pompey’s promotion rivals Charlton have announced the signing of former Blues goalkeeper Stephen Henderson on a free transfer.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 2:09 pm

And in another deal completed after the close of the summer transfer window, ex-Fratton Park triallist and free-agent Madger Gomes has joined fellow League One outfit Crewe.

Henderson returns to the Valley, where he made 54 appearances between 2014-16, after impressing during a recent trial.

Released by Crystal Palace during the summer, the 33-year-old will provide competition for another former Pompey keeper, Craig MacGillivray, who made the switch to the Addicks during the close season.

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Irishman Henderson had two spells at the Blues, making 28 appearances in total.

Gomes has signed a two-year-deal at Crewe after an unsuccessful trial period at Fratton Park.

He was one of a host of players head coach Danny Cowley looked at during the summer and featured in the opening pre-season win against the Hawks.

The former Doncaster Rovers midfielder also travelled with the Blues to St George’s Park for their week-long training camp but was free to explore other options soon afterwards.

Stephen Henderson has joined Charlton on a free transfer Picture: Colin Farmery

The 24-year-old Spaniard could make his debut for the The Railwaymen on Saturday when they face Shrewsbury.