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WESTCARR: AN EASY DECISION

17 June 2014

Striker delighted to pen Pompey deal

He was firing in goals at League One level last season.

But Craig Westcarr did not have to think twice about dropping down a division to join Pompey.

The striker penned a two-year deal – with the option of an extension – having left Walsall at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

And a chat with Andy Awford and Mark Catlin has left him excited about the forthcoming season.

“I’m very happy to be here,” said Westcarr. “I can’t wait to meet all the lads and to start playing for Pompey.

“I had a chat with the gaffer and the chief executive, but they didn’t really need to sell me this club because it’s so big.

“But it was refreshing to hear their plans and what they’re looking to achieve here.

“What they had to say made a lot of sense. They made me feel wanted and that I had a part to play.

“Hopefully we can have a successful season and finish higher than last year, while also forming a good team spirit.

“I’m confident that I can score goals and I think I’ll have the right people alongside me to do just that.”

Westcarr was a teenager at Nottingham Forest when he was named on the bench for a trip to Pompey on the opening day of the 2002/03 season – and it made a big impression on him.

He said: “I played here quite a few years ago, so I know what the crowd are like and what to expect.

“You want to play in front of big attendances and hear that roar from the crowd. If we win a few games then the place will be rocking.”

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