Schemmel ends Pompey spell

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Portsmouth have terminated the contract of French full back Sebastien Schemmel by mutual consent.

The 29-year-old, who joined the Fratton Park club for an undisclosed fee from West Ham United last summer, leaves the South Coast club with a year left on his contract.

The former Metz player started only one match last season for Pompey after being forced to return to his homeland to look after his seriously ill mother-in-law.

Schemmel soon fell out of favour with manager Harry Redknapp and both the club and the player have since decided to end their association this week.

The Frenchman's exit from the club comes as two more players leave Portsmouth for loan spells in the lower divisions.

Defender Lewis Buxton has re-joined League One side Bournemouth on a month's loan, where he will join Pompey team-mate Eddie Howe at Dean Court.

Fellow defender John Curtis has also left the South Coast outfit for a loan spell with Championship club Preston North End.