Eastwood: Show me where to sign

READY TO STAY Simon Eastwood gives his gloves to fans after the Shrewsbury game on Saturday
READY TO STAY Simon Eastwood gives his gloves to fans after the Shrewsbury game on Saturday
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Simon Eastwood wants his Pompey future resolved quickly after starting talks over a new deal.

Eastwood has met new Blues boss Guy Whittingham for talks over a contract.

The 23-year-old is happy to stay put at Fratton Park, with discussions progressing well.

But he is keen to have his situation wrapped up quickly after operating on month-to-month contracts all season.

Eastwood said: ‘Guy is in the process of sorting players out.

‘If we can keep the majority of the players here that will be a massive boost for us.

‘We have some good players and it’s going to be important to keep those good players going into next season.

‘We’ve had a sit down and have spoken about things.

‘I’ve said that I want to stay here. I think Guy knows the players he wants to keep.

‘We’re finished now but hopefully in a week or so the players who are signing will travel to the club and sign.

‘It’ll be nice to sign a proper contract.

‘I was here from the first day (of the season), so I’ve signed eight or nine now at least.

‘I’m looking forward to getting it done and not worrying about it. Then you aren’t panicking about sorting it out.

‘I appreciate playing for a club like this.

‘But we’ve got a challenge ahead of us now.

‘We’ll be bookies’ favourites to win the league.

‘There will be a lot of expectation on us, so hopefully we can manage them.’