Key Portsmouth striker updates over injury going into Oxford United showdown

Ellis Harrison is fit and raring to go against Oxford United.

Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 11:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st July 2020, 12:38 pm

The Pompey striker has told how a back niggle led to him reducing his participation in his side’s warm-up games as they gear up for the play-offs.

But Harrison explained that decision was purely precautionary - and he’s firing on all cylinders going into Friday’s showdown at Fratton Park.

The 26-year-old was limited to 45 minute and 30-minute outings in the warm-up games against Reading and Brentford.

Harrison did miss the FA Cup trip to Harrogate in a back strain in November, before returning against Rochdale the following game.

The summer arrival from Ipswich was fully involved in the in-house friendly last week and is feeling sharp and ready for what lies ahead against Karl Robinson’s side.

And he’s keen to keep up a strong record in his maiden campaign under Kenny Jackett after 36 appearances and 10 goals.

Harrison said: ‘I had a 45 and a 30 before the game we had on Friday.

Ellis Harrison Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘I had a little bit of pain in my back. It wasn’t enough to be worrying, but it was just being cautious. I’m fully fit now and raring to go.’

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