Pompey reach Home Farm agreement

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Portsmouth have agreed a youth-development deal with Irish club Home Farm.

The three-year partnership will see the Barclays Premier League side fund the development of players at the Dublin-based club between the ages of nine and 18, with the most promising talents being invited to join Pompey's academy.

Paul Hart, Portsmouth's director of youth operations and caretaker manager following the sacking of Tony Adams, told "This is a significant step for us in widening our network in the search for young talent. Home Park FC have consistently produced young boys of a high standard."

Alumni of the Home Park system include former Liverpool and Republic Ireland star Ronnie Whelan, plus Kenny Cunningham, Ian Harte and Stephen McPhail.

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