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McCrory Eager To Make Blues Bow

But loan signing will stay patient

8 September 2017

Pompey defender Damien McCrory

He was the only deadline day arrival not feature for Pompey against Rotherham last Saturday.

Stuart O’Keefe and Oliver Hawkins both started the narrow Fratton defeat, while Matty Kennedy came off the bench at the start of the second half.

But Damien McCrory was an unused substitute, having completed his loan switch from Burton earlier in the week.

The left-back hopes to be involved when the Blues travel to AFC Wimbledon this weekend, but is prepared to stay patient.

He said: “It’s been a good week. The lads have welcomed me and I’ve really enjoyed my first few training sessions.

“The way the game panned out, it was no surprise that the manager brought on more attacking options from the bench.

"I’ll just wait patiently for my chance and when it comes I’ll have to make sure that I’m ready to take it."

Damien McCrory

“I’m looking forward to Saturday and now I can’t wait to pull that Pompey shirt on for the first time.

“I’ll just wait patiently for my chance and when it comes I’ll have to make sure that I’m ready to take it.

“No team likes to go to Wimbledon because it’s always difficult. They’re a hard-working, honest team and we have to match what they do – and then do it better.”

There was plenty of transfer activity all over the country last Thursday and McCrory is happy that his Pompey switch was completed in time.

He said: “I was really grateful for everything that I achieved at Burton and I won’t forget that, but I just felt that it was time for a change.

“So I kept checking my phone and was just waiting for a call to let me know that the deal was on.

“Transfer deadline day is stressful for everyone involved, so you’re pretty happy when the business is done and you can just crack on with the games.”

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