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Nicolaisen Ready For More

Danish defender keen for league place after making his debut at Southend

9 October 2020

Rasmus Nicolaisen in action for Pompey at Southend
Photo: Nigel Keene

Rasmus Nicolaisen has had his first taste of football for Pompey – and now he is hungry for more.

The on-loan centre-back made his debut in Tuesday night’s comfortable EFL Trophy victory at Southend.

But Kenny Jackett has used Jack Whatmough and Sean Raggett at the heart of defence for every league game so far.

And Nicolaisen is ready to step in if he makes a change or if the Blues stick with the 3-4-3 system used at Roots Hall.

The Dane said: “It was a great moment for me against Southend and also for the team because we won and also got the clean sheet.

“Getting my first 90 minutes for the club was a really nice feeling and now I do feel ready for some more.

"I’ve come to play a lot of games and enjoy my football, so hopefully I can also start to appear in the league."

Rasmus Nicolaisen

“You want to make your debut for a new club as soon as possible and I’m glad that it was also a good result.

“I’ve come to play a lot of games and enjoy my football, so hopefully I can also start to appear in the league.

“It’s important that we keep working hard as a team in every game and we have a lot of good players at this club.”

Pompey enjoyed success at Burton in their last league outing and will now look for another positive result against MK Dons.

Nicolaisen said: “We got a good win last Saturday and then again on Tuesday and we need to keep that going this weekend.

“It was a fine performance at Burton and although we let in some sloppy goals, overall we were the better side and deserved the victory.”


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