Sunderland snap up ex-Everton man while Hull make statement signing from Rangers - how Portsmouth's rivals have recruited in past week

Morgan Feeney has joined Everton. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty ImagesMorgan Feeney has joined Everton. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
Morgan Feeney has joined Everton. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
Pompey’s transfer business remains fairly quiet as we edge closer to the 2020-21 season.

Fans might have to hold their nerve, though, as the Blues try to get the best loan players as possible.

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As things stand, Sean Raggett is Pompey’s only signing of the summer.

Kenny Jackett's side will be pushing for promotion again in the upcoming campaign, although they’ll have plenty of rivals around them.

And in the past week, some of them have been bolstering their ranks.

Sunderland have added two new players to their ranks ahead of their renewed promotion push, after a disappointing eighth-place finish last term.

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Following the departure of keeper Jon McLaughlin to Rangers earlier in the summer, Remi Matthews has signed a one-year deal at the Stadium of Light after his Bolton departure.

The Black Cats also snapped up England youth international Morgan Feeney on a one-year deal after he was released by Everton.

Feeney came off the bench in the Black Cats' 3-1 friendly win over Gateshead on Saturday.

Peterborough are well fancied to finish in the top two this campaign.

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They were delighted that Reece Brown returned on a season-long loan from Huddersfield, after the midfielder spent the second half of last term at London Road.

The Posh are also reportedly close to a deal for Cheltenham man Ryan Broom, who's been linked with Pompey in the past.

Oxford have been busy plotting another charge at the Championship after being defeated to the Wycombe in the play-off final last month.

Karl Robinson ensured Liam Kelly will be back at the Kassam Stadium, rejoining on a season-long loan from Feyenoord.

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The midfielder was one of three arrivals, along with Dylan Asonganyi on a free transfer from MK Dons and free agent Derick Osei Ya moving to the U’s.

Hull will be fancying their chances of an immediate return to the second tier.

They underlined their intent to finish in the top two by recruiting Greg Docherty from Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

The Tigers have also recruited the likes of Richie Smallwood (Blackburn) and Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood).

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On Monday, Ipswich completed a triple swoop to kickstart their recruitment.

He was announced along with Stephen Ward and David Cornell from Stoke and Northampton respectively.

Fleetwood, who were beaten play-off semi-finalists last term, snapped up keeper Joel Coleman on a two-year deal from Huddersfield.

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Coleman is likely to be back-up for No1 stopper Alex Cairns.

Gillingham are looking to build on their 10th-place finish. They pulled off somewhat of a coup to prise Kyle Dempsey to Priestfield after the midfielder left Fleetwood.

The Gills also snapped up defender Robbie McKenzie following his departure from Hull.

Northampton were delivered a hammer blow after losing captain Charlie Goode to Brentford, although a lucrative fee of £1.5m would have helped.

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The Cobblers have already replaced the centre-back with Cian Bolger from Lincoln, who’s been named new skipper at Sixfields.

Northampton also drafted in Luka Racic on loan from Brentford to help deal with the loss of Goode.

Doncaster's summer business has been slow thus far, although they boosted their goalkeeping department by bringing in Josef Bursik on a season-long loan from Stoke.

MK Dons secured the return of midfielder Louis Thompson – the brother of ex-Pompey defender Nathan – as well as recruiting Brighton's Warren O'Hora. Both move to Stadium MK on season-long loans.

Plymouth took advantage of Wigan's financial plight by snapping up Lewis Macleod, while fellow League One newcomers Swindon signed Matt Smith on loan from Arsenal.

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