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SHOREY EXTENDS POMPEY STAY

27 May 2014

Defender signs new Blues deal

Nicky Shorey has penned a new one-year deal at Pompey.

The 33-year-old full-back arrived at Fratton Park in January in a short-term deal until the end of the season.

And the former England international revealed that he was keen to secure his Blues stay as soon as possible.

He said: “The gaffer told me at the end of the season that he wanted me to stay, so I’m delighted we’ve been able to get things sorted.

“I wanted to get this done quickly before I went on holiday, so I can come back ready for pre-season.

“To get the kind of support we do at Pompey – especially at this level – is amazing and one of the reasons why I wanted to stay.

“I really enjoyed my time here last season and hopefully I can also enjoy the next one.”

Shorey started his career at Leyton Orient before moving to Reading in 2001.

While with the Royals, he won promotion to the Premier League and earned two caps for England.

Shorey made a total of 296 appearances before moving to Aston Villa in 2008 and then West Brom two years later.

He returned to the Madejski Stadium for a second spell in 2012 and then signed for Bristol City last summer.

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