Kjøper midtstopper fra Reading

25 år gammel venstrefotet midtstopper klar for Pompey.

NYHETER: Tom McIntyre er navnet på vår nye midtstopper. 25-åringen med u-landskamper for Skottland er kjøpt fra Reading for et ikke-offentliggjort overgangsbeløp og har skrevet under på en kontrakt ut 2025/26-sesongen.

Pompey har også sikret seg opsjon på ytterligere én sesong.

McIntyre er født i Reading, er vokst opp som Reading-supporter og har kun spilt for Reading fram til han nå altså er solgt til Pompey.

SE OGSÅ: Tom McIntyres spillerprofil


Tom McIntyres kommentarer

“It was really tough for me to leave Reading because they’ve been a massive part of my life – making my debut for the club I supported was a dream come true. Everyone knows that they aren’t in the best situation and I’m hoping that things can turn around for them.

But I felt it was the right time to move on and there was no better place for me than Pompey to come and progress my career. I’m delighted to be here. I didn’t know what was going on and was struggling to sleep because of the excitement, so there are a lot of emotions.

I spoke to the manager and Rich – the direction they want to take the club in and the environment they want to create is something I can thrive on. There were a lot of big plusses and positives for me and coming here is a culmination of a lot of things. I’ve heard that it’s a great dressing room here and it’s massive if you’ve got everyone pulling in the right direction. This team plays an attacking, positive style of football and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans because I know they get right behind you.

I’m comfortable on the ball and like to be positive in the way that I play, driving into midfield and looking to commit people. For a defender, though, it’s got to be all about keeping clean sheets and that’s what I’ll be looking to do. I know that nothing’s given and I’ll have to earn my spot in the side. I just want to help secure promotion.”


Hovedtrener John Mousinhos kommentarer

«Tom is a ball-playing left-sided centre-back with a huge amount of Championship experience. He has also captained Reading on numerous occasions and has the attributes to complement the players we already have at the club.

As well as being comfortable on the ball, Tom is also an excellent and aggressive defender, so we’re delighted to add him to our ranks.»