Mark Kelly delighted that ex-Portsmouth, Brighton and Southampton keeper has returned to Blues
Mark Kelly is delighted Michael Poke is back at Pompey.
The former Blues stopper has returned to Fratton Park as the club's academy goalkeeping coach.
Poke has a sound pedigree after representing the likes of Brighton, Bristol Rovers,Torquay and Southampton during in his playing career.
Although Poke didn't make one appearance for Pompey during his one-and-a-half years at Fratton Park, he’s well aware of the high expectations that come with his new remit.
And that's why Kelly is pleased with the appointment of the 34-year-old.
The Blues’ youth chief said: ‘Michael is back with us and I'm really pleased with the appointment.
‘He comes with a good playing background and has gained good experience coaching after he finished playing.
‘He obviously knows the club well and the expectations around it.
‘He has a great manner and I'm sure all the goalkeepers in the academy will enjoy working with him.’