Hermann Hreidarsson leaves Portsmouth for Coventry City

Hermann Hreidarsson
Hreidarsson played in Portsmouth's FA Cup final win over Cardiff in 2008

Coventry City have signed Herman Hreidarsson from Portsmouth on a free transfer until the end of the season.

The 37-year-old veteran Icelandic defender, who signed a new one-year deal in July, has made just two league appearances this term.

"Hermann is just the sort of player we need to bring experience to the squad," said Sky Blues boss Andy Thorn.

"He's the type of player you want on your side," Thorn told the Coventry City club website.

The 89-times capped Iceland international, who arrived at Fratton Park from Charlton in May 2007, made 123 appearances for Portsmouth.

After being brought to England by Steve Coppell at Crystal Palace in August 1997, Hreidarsson went on to play for Brentford, Wimbledon and Ipswich Town before moving to The Valley in March 2003.

He has now piled up 520 appearances in his 14 and a half seasons in English football, scoring 27 goals.

"Hermann has been a great servant over the last few years," Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton told the club website. "He is someone I've enjoyed working with since I joined the club.

"We wish him all the best for the future at Coventry."