Henter ny midtbanespiller

Pompey har hentet inn en ny midtbanespiller før serieinnspurten. En 29-åring som har rykket opp fra League One tre ganger tidligere.

NYHETER: Han ble frigitt av Ipswich i februar og er på grunn av en skade ikke spilleklar ennå, men Pompey håper Lee Evans med sin rutine og sine ferdigheter kan bli en joker i serieinnspurten. Han er kneoperert tidligere i sesongen og jobber nå med å bli 100 % spilleklar for League One-fotball.

29 år gamle Lee Evans har rykket opp fra League One til Championship med både Wolverhampton, Wigan og Ipswich tidligere. Han vet med andre ord hva som kreves for å ta det siste steget.

Før han signerte for Pompey, på en kontrakt ut sesongen, forhørte han seg med flere tidligere Pompey-spillere. Deriblant Conor Chaplin. De var alle klare i sin anbefaling: Signer for Pompey!

SE OGSÅ: Lee Evans sin spillerprofil


Lee Evans sine kommentarer til overgangen

«It’s obviously a real honour and a privilege for me to sign for such a big football club. As soon as I knew the interest was there, I was desperate to get down here and be a part of, hopefully, something special. They didn’t need to sell it to me with the way the manager sets the team up to play and I think that will suit me.

There have been quite a few links and I chatted with Michael Jacobs and George Hirst, as well as Callum Lang. Everyone had positive comments. I spoke to Conor Chaplin and he was more excited than me! He was telling me how lucky I am to be coming down to play here. I did have other interest, but this was the club I wanted to join. Now I’m here to do what I can until the end of the season. There’s a lot of quality here and you can see the boys are buzzing. I just have to be ready to contribute where I can. Everybody needs to be dedicated and working hard, pushing together to achieve that one common goal.

I’ve been finishing my rehab at Ipswich and I want to thank them for all the work they’ve done with me. I also did some training with the under-21s, but it was nice to have the first one [with Pompey] where the intensity was a bit sharper and I enjoyed it.”

Hovedtrener John Mourinhos kommentarer til overgangen

«We’re delighted to welcome Lee to the club and boost our midfield options for the remainder of the campaign. He has plenty of Championship pedigree and experience of winning promotion out of this league, including with Ipswich last season.

Lee is a hugely experienced footballer and is comfortable with the ball at his feet, but also a physical presence in the middle of the park.»