Evans: I don’t want to play for any other club than Portsmouth

Gareth Evans celebrates his match-winner at Bradford. Picture: Joe Pepler
Gareth Evans celebrates his match-winner at Bradford. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Gareth Evans expressed his desire to sign a new Pompey contract and declared: I don’t want to play for any other club. 

The forward admitted he’s yet to hold any talks to extend his Fratton Park stay – but is keen to do so. 

Evans moved to the Blues in 2015 and has loved his three-and-a-half years on the south coast. 

He was a key member of the 2016-17 League Two title-winning side and has been vital during this campaign’s League One promotion push.

Evans has netted seven goals to date for Kenny Jackett’s side in his new number-10 role.

The 30-year-old is entering the final six months of his current two-year deal, which expires in June. 

Evans has insisted the uncertainty over his future isn’t distracting him from the Blues’ title charge.

Having been in the situation before, the former Fleetwood man isn’t yet panicking. 

But he is eager to continue his Pompey stay beyond next summer.

Evans said: ‘I’m not really thinking about it too much, I’m just thinking about my football.

‘I’ve been in this situation quite a few times in my career so I’m used to it, really.

‘It’s part and parcel of playing football in League One and League Two – contracts come to an end. 

‘We’ll have to see. I would be keen to stay at the club but whether I do or not remains to be seen.

‘Last time here my contract ran all of the way down.

‘That may be the case the this season, I don't know.

‘It’s been well documented that I have loved my time at Portsmouth.

‘I don’t really want to play for any other club so I’m keen to stay and obviously sign a new contract.

‘That decision is out of my hands, though, at the end of the day.

‘When you’re winning football games, you don’t really have too many other things to worry about.

‘I’ve been in this situation before. If I hadn’t been in it before I’d probably be panicking a little bit. 

‘But I’m just trying to help the team, score goals and we’ll see where it takes me.’