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Whatmough's Delight At Pompey Progress

Defender interviewed in Doncaster programme

2 February 2019

Pompey v Doncaster

Jack Whatmough has certainly seen a lot in his relatively short time as a professional footballer.

The academy graduate – who is approaching 100 senior games for Pompey – was there when the threat of non-league football loomed.

He also played a part in their rise back up to League One and has been a regular in the current push for promotion to the Championship.

The Blues currently sit second in the table ahead of today’s visit from Doncaster and Whatmough is pleased with their progress,

“Everything thought the bleak times were behind us when the supporters took control, but suddenly relegation out of the Football League was a real possibility – it was almost impossible to contemplate,” says the defender in the official matchday magazine for this afternoon’s contest.

“Then we turned it round in Andy Awford’s first game back against Newport and from that point on, we never looked back.

"Apart from one dodgy season, we continued the progress under Paul and now Kenny has come in with his own style to prolong that upward trend."

Jack Whatmough

“It seems funny to say given our position at the time, but they were probably the first signs of recovery since the club’s Premier League demise.

“Apart from one dodgy season, we continued the progress under Paul Cook and now Kenny has come in with his own style to prolong that upward trend.”

Also in issue 21, Brett Pitman reveals his firsts and lasts, while Ben Close has his general knowledge put to the test.

Fans can read exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett and Pitman, while we continue to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pompey’s first top-flight title success with a detailed look at the 1948/49 campaign.

There is also an in-depth analysis of Doncaster, an interview with former Blues and Rovers forward Paul Gilchrist and much, much more in a packed 84 pages.

And remember not to miss an issue this season, with the spine of magazine revealing a fantastic picture as the campaign progresses.

You can pick up your copy for just £3 from programme sellers around the ground.


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