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Pigott Relishing Fratton Bow

Striker’s delight at Pompey loan switch

16 July 2022

Joe Pigott signs for Pompey

Joe Pigott has always enjoyed his trips to Fratton Park as an opposition player.

So the striker is especially excited to have the opportunity to perform there on a regular basis in a Blues shirt.

The 28-year-old completed a late-night switch from fellow League One side Ipswich in a season-long loan deal on Friday.

And the passion of the Pompey supporters meant it was an easy decision for Pigott to head for the south coast.

The former AFC Wimbledon hitman said: “I’m really happy to be here and can’t wait to be playing at Fratton Park.

“I’ve scored quite a few goals against Pompey and have had some good experiences, although I did lose 4-0 on my last visit here!

"I just want to enjoy my football again and do my job, which is scoring goals to help the team win games."

Joe Pigott

“I remember the fans – home and away – and that they’ve always been fantastic and really passionate.

“The manager has outlined what he wants from me and the team this season and coming here was a real no-brainer.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Simon Bassey once again because we go back quite a few years.

“Now I just want to enjoy my football again and do my job, which is scoring goals to help the team win games.

“Hopefully I’ll get some minutes at Gillingham and it will be nice to meet the lads and start building relationships.”

Both Joe Rafferty and Josh Griffiths revealed they had received glowing recommendations from former Pompey players – and it is no different for Pigott.

He explained: “Conor Chaplin spoke really highly about the club and again said how passionate the fans are here.”


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