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Kilmarnock bring in Portsmouth defender Brandon Haunstrup on two-year deal

Kilmarnock bring in Portsmouth defender Brandon Haunstrup on two-year deal
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Kilmarnock have continued their summer rebuild with the signing of former Portsmouth defender Brandon Haunstrup.

Kilmarnock have continued their summer rebuild with the signing of former Portsmouth defender Brandon Haunstrup.

The 23-year-old Pompey academy graduate registered almost 60 appearances for Kenny Jackett's side.

But he turned down the offer of a new contract at Fratton Park and has now secured a two-year deal with Killie after impressing Rugby Park boss Alex Dyer during a run-out as a trialist in last week's friendly win over Motherwell.

He becomes Dyer's fifth new recruit of the summer and will now compete for the left-back slot with Calum Waters, who is back in Ayrshire after spending last season on loan at St Mirren.

Haunstrup told the Killie website: "The move has been in the pipeline for a little while and I couldn't wait to get up here and I'm delighted it is all sorted.

"As a player, I'm energetic and like getting forward and I'm happy playing left-back or as a wing-back. The manager, coaching staff and players all seem great and I can't wait to get started."

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