Tom Craddock: Portsmouth sign ex-Oxford United striker

Tom Craddock

Portsmouth have completed the signing of former Oxford United striker Tom Craddock on a two-year deal.

Craddock, 26, was one of 12 players released by Oxford earlier in May, having made 87 appearances for the U's since signing in 2010.

He is one of a number of new arrivals at Fratton Park as Portsmouth prepare for life in League Two.

"It excites me that if we're doing well we're likely to be playing in front of 15,000-plus crowds," said Craddock.

The striker arrives at Fratton Park with an impressive goal record, having scored 28 times for Oxford and 34 for Luton in the last four seasons.

"If you want to be promoted from one league to another then you have to bring in goalscorers and that's what we have got with Tom," said Pompey manager Guy Whittingham.

"He's a player that has a good ratio and we believe, along with a couple more players we are trying to bring in, he will do well for us.

"I've watched Tom and he has a great work ethic. If he is not scoring goals he will keep going and be a right pest to defenders in League Two."

In the past fortnight Portsmouth have signed Sonny Bradley, Danny East, Romain Padovani, Yassin Moutaouakil and Patrick Agyemang.

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