Lee Brown is close to joining League One side Portsmouth, according to the Bristol Post.

The 27-year-old, who was a popular player with the Bristol Rovers, left them at the end of the season and is now set to join their League One rivals Portsmouth on a free transfer.

Portsmouth have been busy bolstering their squad for next season. Kenny Jackett has already signed Ronan Curtis from Derry City and Louis Dennis from Bromley and is now ready to bring Lee Brown to Fratton Park as well.

Brown played over 300 games for Bristol Rovers since joining them in 2011. The left-back was played for them when they were relegated to the Conference (National League) in 2015 but helped them gain back-to-back promotions to League One.

He started his career at QPR but never broke into their first-team. Brown gained playing time during loan spells at Salisbury Town and Hayes and Yeading United. He was released by QPR in 2011 and was snapped up Bristol Rovers, which turned out to be an inspired piece of business.

Lee Brown is now ready for the next chapter of his career and expressed his interest in signing for a club with Championship aspirations. Portsmouth could be a good fit for him as Jackett is keen on getting Pompey back to the second tier next season.

Brown is an experienced player and will be a shrewd free transfer signing by Pompey.

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