Compton: I’ve always loved Pompey

Jack Compton
Jack Compton
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Jack Compton prepared to seal a return to Pompey and insisted: I love this club.

Michael Appleton is hoping to offer the former Blues trainee a Fratton Park comeback.

That will see Compton’s career come full circle after being released in 2008.

The 23-year-old admitted he was left ‘gobsmacked’ by the offer to link up with his old side again after leaving Falkirk.

Now it looks set to become a permanent comeback – when Appleton can make a move in the transfer market.

Compton said: ‘It sounds that as soon as we are okay to sign players I will be able to come in and join for a year.

‘I will keep my fingers crossed. It’s come full circle for me. I’ve been away and got my experience.

‘I’ve been up in Falkirk but I didn’t want to be in Scotland anymore.

‘So I’ve come down here and I’m enjoying it at the moment.

‘The manager said he was looking for a wide player, so I got the chance to come in and join the team.

‘I left in 2008. It was a few years ago but I love this club and would love to play for it again. Hopefully I will get that chance.

‘I have always loved Pompey. They gave me my first opportunity to play football.

‘It’s such a good feeling to be back here. As soon as they got in contact I was gobsmacked.

‘I cancelled all other clubs I was talking to and grabbed this chance because I’ve got an opportunity to play for Portsmouth again.’