Walkes ‘over the moon’ after completing Pompey loan move

Anton Walkes has signed on loan until the end of the season Picture: Colin Farmery
Anton Walkes has signed on loan until the end of the season Picture: Colin Farmery
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Pompey have completed the signing of Anton Walkes from Spurs.

The versatile player has arrived on loan until the end of the season to bolster the Blues’ squad.

Primarily a right-back, the 20-year-old can also operate in midfield.

Walkes last month returned from spending a season with MLS side Atlanta United, making 20 appearances and scoring twice.

His only Spurs appearance so far arrived as a substitute in a 5-0 EFL Cup victory over Gillingham in September 2016.

And Walkes is relishing his Fratton Park opportunity.

He told The News: ‘I’m over the moon, it’s a great experience for me, I’m looking forward to upcoming games and being involved.

‘The move happened very quickly. I knew at the back end of last week that things were kind of developing, then I got a call over the weekend saying if I was ready to go then I could start first thing Monday - I’m here.

‘I only met Kenny (Jackett) briefly while I was at Spurs because I was playing out in the States, but I know his background from when he was at Millwall.

‘He’s a great guy from what I have seen and what everybody has said. It is going to be an honour to play under him.’