Marcos Painter: Portsmouth sign former Brighton defender
Portsmouth have signed defender Marcos Painter on a short-term deal.
Painter had been without a club following his release by Championship club Brighton in the summer.
The 26-year-old spent some of last season on loan at Bournemouth, but only made seven appearances in total during the 2012-13 campaign.
"He brings a bit of experience to our squad and is somebody who played at a high level," Pompey manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent.
"He is an out-and-out defender and that is important to where we are right now. We feel fortunate he is coming to us and hopefully it'll be the start of a decent career here for him.]
Painter, who began his career at Birmingham, will now compete with Dan Butler at left-back and Whittingham added: "It's the one area where we felt we did not have competition and now we do."