Pompey new boy is '˜complete' package

Pompey have landed a '˜complete' midfielder in Connor Ronan.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 11:00 am
Connor Ronan. Picture: Joe Pepler

And Ronan arriving at Fratton Park on loan with Wolves team-mate Sylvain Deslandes will help the teenage talent settle quicker.

Ronan made his Blues bow in the Checkatrade Trophy meeting with Chelsea under-21s on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old is highly regarded at Molineux and under contract until the summer of 2019.

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Deslandes has worked closely with Ronan and knows all about the assets he possesses.

And the Frenchman feels his attributes will ensure he goes down well at PO4.

Deslandes said: ‘He’s a good player and he’s a very technical player.

‘He can make long and short passes.

‘He’s good on set-pieces, he’s really complete as a midfielder.

‘He’s an attacking midfielder. Is he difficult to play against? Against me, no!

‘But he’s definitely a good player.

‘I think last season he scored a couple of goals from my assists, so I know him quite well.

‘I know how he plays and he’s a very good player.’

Both Deslandes and Ronan signed loan deals until the end of the season last week.

And Deslandes feels the fact he knows his team-mate will be helpful to them hitting the ground running with Pompey.

He said: ‘It’s always easier to integrate yourself when you know someone.

‘He’s going to help me – and I’m going to help him.’

– JORDAN CROSS