John Marquis delighted to be back at Portsmouth after completing switch from Doncaster

John Marquis is celebrating his Pompey return.

Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 10:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 10:37 pm
John Marquis celebrates scoring for Doncaster. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The striker completed his move to Fratton Park from Doncaster for an undisclosed fee – which is well in excess of £1m.

Marquis penned a three-year deal, with the club holding an option for an additional 12 months.

The 27-year-old spent a brief loan spell at the Blues during the first half of the 2013-14 campaign.

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Marquis again links up with the manager who gave him his Football League debut at Bristol Rovers as a 17-year-old in 2009.

And the prolific marksman, who netted 26 goals for Donny last term, is delighted to get back at Pompey.

He told the Blues’ iFollow channel: ‘It’s nice to be back under different circumstances this time on a permanent rather than a loan.

‘It’s been six years and there have been a lot of changes off the pitch and the club is obviously in a much better position now than it was back then.

‘I’m delighted to be back. It's a great opportunity for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started.

‘My fiancee's family live in Brighton and we're expecting our second child next week so (moving back down south) was a factor.

‘But I felt there were a lot of reasons why this would be a good move for me.

‘Working under Kenny again was a big factor and it’s a team with big aspirations like myself who are trying to go to the next level.’