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Byers Delighted With Blues Move

Midfielder looking to help Pompey secure promotion

24 January 2021

George Byers signs for Pompey

George Byers did not have to think twice about making the move to Pompey.

The 23-year-old completed his loan switch on Saturday, with the Swansea midfielder remaining at Fratton Park for the rest of the season.

He had been in talks with Blues boss Kenny Jackett about heading to the south coast for a number of weeks.

And Byers was pleased to get the deal completed, so he can focus on trying to help his new side enjoy a successful campaign.

He said: “I had a call from my agent just before the transfer window opened to say that Pompey were interested.

“Then I had a good conversation with the manager and he told me where the club were looking to go, so I wanted to be a part of that.

"I’m happy that everything’s been sorted now and I can just concentrate on getting back to playing football again."

George Byers

“I spoke with Jamal Lowe before arriving and he only had good things to say. He loved his time here and obviously did very well.

“I’m happy that everything’s been sorted now and I can just concentrate on getting back to playing football again.

“I do a bit of everything in midfield – I like to create and score goals, but I can also do the dirty side of the game.”

Byers was a regular for his parent club last term, although missed their play-off defeat to Brentford through injury.

He said: “I learnt a lot of good things when I joined Swansea and they were in the Premier League, then stepped up to the plate when they were in the Championship.

“It’s a very good standard and I know Pompey have been there before, so now we need to get them back there.”


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