Portsmouth: Gary Roberts thrilled to renew Paul Cook partnership

Gary Roberts
Roberts will join up with former team-mate and manager Paul Cook at Fratton Park

New Portsmouth signing Gary Roberts admits he was always determined to follow manager Paul Cook to Fratton Park from Chesterfield.

Roberts completed a move to Portsmouth on a three-year deal on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old winger and Cook played together at Accrington before pairing up again at the Proact Stadium.

"I've known him a long time and he trusts me. It's a good fit and I was always going to try and go with him," Roberts told BBC Radio Solent.

"He's got the best out of me of any manager in my career, he's had success in this division before and this club is crying out for success."

Cook left League One side Chesterfield for Portsmouth at the end of last season despite guiding the Spireites to the play-off semi-finals.

Portsmouth had an initial bid for Roberts turned down last month but finally secured the former Swindon and Ipswich midfielder's signature for an undisclosed fee.

"I'm over the moon the deal's done and it's been sorted out," Roberts added.

"It had a couple of snags along the way, but the club have come and got me and I'm glad to be here."

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