Luke Rodgers departs Pompey
November 8, 2012 Striker Luke Rodgers has confirmed recent speculation that he has now left Portsmouth Football Club.
Luke Rodgers’ departure from Pompey has been confirmed after he agreed a loan deal with Shrewsbury Town. The diminutive striker has initially joined the Blues’ League One rivals on a month’s loan but will sign permanently until the end of the season when the transfer window opens in January.
The 30-year-old, who scored three goals in 13 appearances for Pompey, left Fratton Park for the final time yesterday and announced he was leaving the club via Twitter. And while Rotherham were also keen to sign him, he has opted to re-join his former club where he started his career.
Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner said: ‘Luke is a goalscorer who was a very popular character when he was at Shrewsbury first time. ‘Scoring goals has been a weakness for us and I just feel his movement and ability might spark something in the penalty area for us.’
PHOTO: Luke Rodgers in action vs Notts County (away) 2012
PHOTO: Luke Rodgers in action v Walsall at Fratton Park 2012