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Forest Green midfielder joins Portsmouth

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Forest Green midfielder Ben Stevenson will remain a League One player next season after signing for Portsmouth.

Following his release from Forest Green on a free transfer, the 26 year-old joins Pompey on a two-year deal, with a club option of an additional 12 months.

Portsmouth boss John Mousinho told the club’s website: “We’re bringing in a player who covers all the positions in the middle of the park.

““He’s a really good footballer and an excellent character as well, so we’re delighted to have him at Pompey.

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RELEASED: Regan Hendry, Ben Stevenson and Baily Cargill have recently left Forest Green Pic: Shane Healey/ Pro Sports Images

“Ben will be looking to add a few more goals and assists to his game, but he’s got all the attributes we’re looking for.

“I think he complements the guys we already have in the building and has an important role to play off the pitch, as well as on it.”

He left Colchester in the summer of 2021, following the expiry of his contract and joined Forest Green for whom he made 35 appearances last season, as they were relegated back to League Two.

He played a pivotal role in Rovers’ League Two title-winning side in the 2021/22 season and will be reunited with Forest Green’s former director of football Richard Hughes, who is now sporting director at Pompey.

Stevenson is one of a raft of players that were released by Duncan Ferguson at the end of the season, including Regan Hendry, who has joined Tranmere Rovers and Baily Cargill who has made the switch to Nigel Clough’s Mansfield Town.

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