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Morrell: I Want To Make Pompey My Home

Midfielder looking forward to long stay at Fratton Park

10 August 2021

Joe Morrell signs for Pompey

Joe Morrell is hoping to put down roots on the south coast.

The midfielder has signed a three-year contract with Pompey after completing a late-night switch from Luton.

A combination of playing under Danny Cowley and the lure of the Fratton faithful convinced him to make the move.

Now Morrell is keen to settle quickly into life as a Blues player and help the side mount a push for promotion.

The 24-year-old said: “I’m delighted to be here and excited by the opportunity to play for a massive football club.

“The chance to come here was too good to turn down. I’m at an age where I need a home in football and that’s the plan for me here.

“I’m approaching it as though I’m going to be here for a long time and will give my all. I’m looking forward to it.

"The chance to come here was too good to turn down. I’m at an age where I need a home in football and that’s the plan for me here."

Joe Morrell

“The manager’s a big part of me coming here, but it’s a combination of things and the fan-base is also a massive factor.

“Playing in front of big crowds is something that means a lot to me and that’s certainly going to be the case here.

“The manager is someone I’ve always had a great relationship with. We worked together for a short time at Lincoln, but kept in touch.

“I’ve spoken to him in the past couple of months as much as I have my parents! That interest means a lot.

“Getting back to featuring on a regular basis is the ambition for me this season on a personal level and for the club, we want to get promoted.

“I don’t see a massive difference between League One and the Championship this season, so this isn’t a step down.”

Morrell spent the summer representing Wales at the delayed Euro 2020, starting all four of their matches.

He said: “It was a pretty surreal experience for me. I’m still pinching myself about playing in the European Championship.

“We gave a good account of ourselves as a team and probably achieved as much as we realistically could have.

“It’s something I can look back on with pride, but hopefully it’s not the last major tournament I’ll be involved in.”


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