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Sparkes: A Massive Attraction

Defender targets successful season

29 June 2023

Pompey sign Jack Sparkes
Interviews

Sparkes: A Massive Attraction

Defender targets successful season

29 June 2023

Jack Sparkes progressed through the ranks at Exeter, turning professional there and making 150 appearances.

But the 22-year-old is now ready for a new challenge after moving along the south coast to join Pompey.

He became the seventh signing of a busy summer, following in the footsteps of Will Norris, Conor Shaughnessy, Christian Saydee, Terry Devlin, Anthony Scully and Ben Stevenson.

And Sparkes is setting his sights high as he aims to help the Blues enjoy a successful League One campaign.

The left-back said: “This is a big club to come to and when that offer was on the table, it was something I really wanted to do.

“To hopefully be part of something special and get Pompey promoted to the Championship is a massive attraction.

"There’s a big fanbase here and it’s a club that should be higher in the leagues, so it’s something that excites me."

Jack Sparkes

“In order to improve myself, it was important that I found somewhere new and this is the right place for me.

“My best attributes are crossing and shooting. I like to get balls into the box to create chances, but can also do the defensive work as well.

“There are a lot of challenges – I’m moving away with a young family and have to get to know all the lads. I also want to get the best out of myself.

“But there’s a big fanbase here and it’s a club that should be higher in the leagues, so it’s something that excites me.

“It’s important for me to come here ready to start pre-season strongly, so after a couple of weeks of downtime, I’ve been hitting the training hard.

“We’ve got a trip planned to Spain and that’s a good chance for me to meet all the lads and really settle in.

“I want to make a big impact here at Pompey and play as many games as I possibly can to help the team.”


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