Free agent defender Richard Brindley – who has been training with League One side Portsmouth over the course of the summer – has found himself a new club, putting pen to paper on a deal with National League outfit Notts County.

Since his release from National League side Bromley, right-back Richard Brindley has been on the lookout for a new club. Meanwhile, he has been training with League One side Portsmouth to keep himself sharp and match fit, remaining with the club up until this week.

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Pompey boss Kenny Jackett had previously ruled out the possibility of signing Brindley on a permanent basis during pre-season after he played in friendlies against the likes of Aldershot and Woking.

Now, it has been confirmed that the 26-year-old has found himself a new club. Notts County have swooped to offer him a deal, confirming the news on their official club website. Speaking upon the confirmation of the deal, Notts County boss Neal Ardley said:

“He was on our original list at the start of the summer. He’s been training with Portsmouth, where he played some friendlies, and I had him watched by someone I trust who told me “Take him all day long”.”

Brindley played in the youth academy at Norwich City as a youngster and has played for a number of football league and non-league clubs over the course of his career. After stints with Chelmsford and Chesterfield Brindley joined Rotherham United, where he remained for two years, spending time out on loan with Scunthorpe, Oxford and Colchester, the latter of whom he joined permanently at the end of his loan spell.

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Since then, he has played for Bromley and Barnet and now, having completed his move to Notts County, he will be hoping to help them return to the Football League.


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