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Raggett’s Pride At Pompey Milestone

Defender in line for 150th appearance at Port Vale

25 August 2022

Sean Raggett
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

In the current Pompey squad, only Ronan Curtis can boast more appearances to his name.

And Sean Raggett will be looking to run out in a Blues shirt for the 150th time when they visit Port Vale this weekend.

The defender got his south coast career off to an inauspicious start, making his league debut in the infamous 3-3 draw with nine-man Coventry in the summer of 2019.

But he has gone on to become a favourite among the Fratton faithful and is delighted to be reaching such a landmark figure.

Raggett said: “A couple of people have mentioned it to me and I’m really proud to reach that milestone.

“This is a massive club and I didn’t get off to the best of starts when I arrived. It was tough, coming off the back of two bad injuries.

“I probably wasn’t really fit enough and I have to give credit to Kenny Jackett because he stuck with me.

"The fans are great here and I’ve enjoyed every minute of being able to play regular football for Pompey."

Sean Raggett

“I managed to come back from that, but the aim has always been promotion and we’ve fallen just short of that.

“That was a big factor in me signing a new contract over the summer – I didn’t want to leave without achieving what I’d set out to do.

“The fans are great here and I’ve enjoyed every minute of being able to play regular football for Pompey.”

Raggett is ready to face a former team-mate on Saturday, with Ellis Harrison having netted twice in three appearances since joining Port Vale from Fleetwood earlier this month.

He said: “Ellis’ best games for us were when we played Ipswich and he seems to turn it on against his former clubs.

“He’s able raise his level for those games, so I think that we’ll probably see the best of him on Saturday.

“We all know the strengths he has and will certainly be prepared for that because he can cause us problems and should be full of confidence.”

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