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Harrison: Fratton Roar A Big Draw

Striker hoping to help fire Pompey into the Championship

21 June 2019

Ellis Harrison signs for Pompey

Previous visits to Fratton Park have left their mark on Ellis Harrison.

And now the striker is looking forward to having the Pompey fans on his side after completing a transfer from Ipswich.

He becomes the club’s second signing of the summer following the capture of defender James Bolton from Shrewsbury earlier this month.

And Harrison is looking to help his new side improve on last season by securing promotion to the Championship.

He said: “Coming here is a no-brainer. I’ve got a manager who trusts me and has put his full faith in me, so I want to repay that.

“I’m very confident in my own ability and now it’s up to me to prove that on a Saturday. I don’t feel like I’ve hit my peak yet and there’s more to come.

"It’s a new start for me and hopefully we can be pushing to get into the Championship, which is where the club deserves to be."

Ellis Harrison

“I didn’t really get going at Ipswich and show my full potential, but I was hindered by injury a lot of the time.

“Now I’m looking to really push on with Pompey next season and show everyone exactly what I can do.

“I remember playing at Fratton Park and it was very loud. I was trying to shout to the boys and they couldn’t hear me. Having those fans behind you – you can’t really ask for much more.

“It’s a new start for me and hopefully we can be pushing to get into the Championship, which is where the club deserves to be.”

Pompey have plenty of attacking options at their disposal and Harrison knows that can help raise his own game.

He said: “I’ve watched guys like Brett Pitman, who’s played at a high level for a number of years, and it’s something I can learn from.”


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