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Primus extends stay at Portsmouth

Linvoy Primus
Primus returned last season after two years out injured

Portsmouth defender Linvoy Primus has signed a one-year extension to his contract with the south coast club.

Primus has also agreed to take on an ambassadorial and advisory role to help guide emerging talent at Pompey.

A knee injury sidelined the 35-year-old for two years but he returned at the end of last season.

"I'm definitely going to finish my career here and then stay with the club when that finishes," Primus told the club website.

"In the two years that I haven't played for the first team, the club have stood by me and looked after me.

"They made sure my knee is fine and have given me an opportunity to play and also given me the chance to move into a new role."


Primus is the longest serving member of the Pompey squad with the new deal taking him into his 10th year at Fratton Park.

And the defender, who has played 219 games for Portsmouth, feels he has something to offer youngsters in his new ambassadorial role.

"I'm going to be working with the younger players on and off the pitch," he said.

"I'm not going to be coaching them, I'm going to be more of an advisor, more of a mentor for them.

"I'll be spending a lot of time with them, although I will still be in the first team."

Portsmouth have released Noe Pamarot, Lauren, Glen Little, Djimi Traore and Jerome Thomas so far this summer.

Striker Kanu is considering a one-year extension while defender Sol Campbell, who is also out of contract, could begin negotiations for a new deal.

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