Jonathan Douglas is on trial at Portsmouth, according to the Green ‘Un.

The 36 year-old is hoping to return to football with the League One side. He has been without a club since being released by Championship side Ipswich Town after last season but is now hoping to be offered a deal by Portsmouth.

The Republic of Ireland international is a vastly experienced midfielder in the Football League and he could be an inspired piece of business by Portsmouth if he is fit and impresses them on trial. His experience could be valuable for them in their hunt for the Play-Offs.

Douglas played in Ireland for Moneghan United as a youngster before being brought to England by Blackburn Rovers. He never really broke into Blackburn’s first team during his time at Ewood Park but he gained playing time during loan stints at Chesterfield, Blackpool and Gillingham.

He joined Leeds United on loan in 2005 and impressed in his season at Elland Road which resulted in the Whites making his move permanent from Blackburn. After playing over 100 games for the Whites, Douglas was released in 2009 and joined Swindon Town.

He spent two seasons with Swindon before moving to Brentford. He played a huge part in their 2013/14 promotion season from League One and then helped them get to the Championship Play-Offs the season after.

In August 2015 he left Brentford and signed for Ipswich Town. Douglas was a key player for the Tractor Boys in his two seasons at the club but he was released by Mick McCarthy in the summer. His next move could be to Portsmouth if his trial goes well.

 


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