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Isgrove Targeting Promotion

New loan signing is setting his sights high

30 January 2019

Lloyd Isgrove

He has left a Barnsley side battling for promotion to the Championship.

But now Lloyd Isgrove is hoping to help his new club Pompey in their own quest to escape League One.

The winger has arrived at Fratton Park in a loan deal until the end of the season, joining fellow January arrivals Andy Cannon, Bryn Morris and Omar Bogle.

Isgrove has experienced success at this level in the past and is excited at the opportunity to show what he can do on the south coast.

The 26-year-old said: “When I found out that I had the opportunity to come and sign for Pompey, I jumped at the chance.

"I was at Barnsley when we won promotion from League One to the Championship, so it would be nice to do that again for a different club."

Lloyd Isgrove

“I’m quite a direct player and can go either side, so I’ve been brought in to provide more competition for places.

“I was at Barnsley when we won promotion from League One to the Championship, so it would be nice to do that again for a different club.

“That was the season I scored at Wembley and it was probably one of the best moments of my career, now I want to help this team as much as I can.

“I want to get going again and as soon I start playing some games, I can find my flow and hopefully excel.”

Isgrove’s final appearance for Barnsley saw him come off the bench in their 1-1 draw with Pompey last month.

He said: “Oakwell is a difficult place to go and not many teams have gone there and taken any points this season. I came on and it was a tough game – it was freezing.

“We had a big squad there and I was out of favour, so I didn’t have much of a chance and want to come here to play.

“When you’re fit and available to play it can be frustrating and you just have to remain mentally strong.”


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