Portsmouth underwent a significant rebuild in the summer, with free transfer exits paving the way for John Mousinho to shape the squad to his liking.
Portsmouth are without defeat in League One after six matches and the hope will be that they’ll only get stronger as this new-look squad gels and relationships are formed across the pitch.
A whole host of players were let go at the end of last season, 14 to be exact. Here, we look at those who left the club and where they now…
Of those to leave, defender Robertson certainly made the most left-field move. Having spent his entire career in Scotland or England, the 29-year-old joined Israeli side FC Ashdod on a permanent basis.
Creative midfielder Jacobs stayed on English shores but dropped to the National League, linking up with ex-Pompey boss Paul Cook at Chesterfield.
Thompson was snapped up by promotion winners Stevenage, where he now plays alongside his brother Nathan, who departed Peterborough United over the summer.
Of those to be let go by Portsmouth, midfielder Tunnicliffe is among the players without a club.
Like the earlier mentioned Jacobs, Freeman has dropped to the National League. He has been signed by Oldham Athletic.
The Jay Mingi saga dragged on over much of the second half of the season and into the summer. Ultimately, he left without penning a new deal and has since been snapped up by Colchester United, who had to pay a five-figure compensation fee for his services.
Young winger Reid endured an injury-hit time at Portsmouth and is without a club after his exit. The hope will be that he can land a new club and stay fit in an effort to maximise his potential.
Maltese youngster Bridgman had caught the eye out on loan with Bognor Regis and with two Portsmouth appearances to his name, some thought he might get a first-team shot. However, he was released and has since joined Eastbourne Borough in the National League South.
Gifford never played for Portsmouth’s first-team but he was another tipped for a bright future. The 19-year-old has also headed to the National League South, joining Farnborough.
Ronan Curtis has been a long-term absentee while recovering with an ACL injury and as a result, he is still without a club. The former Portsmouth star is going through rehab at the club’s training ground still and Mousinho has said he could yet have a future with Pompey despite turning down the reduced terms offered in the summer.
There was also some academy departures. Here’s where they are after their exits…
Jamie Howell – without club
Gabriel Kamavuako – without club
Adam Payce – Farnborough
Elliott Simpson – without club