Pompey re-sign defender Rocha

This will be Ricardo Rocha's second spell at Fratton Park. Photo: PA

Portsmouth have re-signed Ricardo Rocha on a one-month deal, subject to Football Association clearance.

The ex-Tottenham centre-back, 34, who played 76 times for Pompey before leaving when his contract expired at the end of last season, has put pen to paper in time to be included in the squad for Tuesday night's visit of Leyton Orient.

"I'm delighted to be back at Pompey and to have the chance to help out Guy (Whittingham, caretaker boss) and this great club," the former Portugal international told Pompey's official website, www.portsmouthfc.co.uk.

"I can't wait to get out on the pitch again and play in front of the fantastic supporters at Fratton Park."