Portsmouth new-boy Jay Mingi focused on fighting for his place after signing one-year deal

Jay Mingi is determined to fight for a place in Danny Cowley’s team after signing a one-year deal at Pompey.

Friday, 24th September 2021, 5:34 pm

And the midfielder admitted that ‘misunderstandings’ were to blame for a solicitor’s letter being sent to the club with the intention of legal action over a breach of contract.

In the legal letter, dated September 9 and seen by The News, Mingi claimed he was declared fit to return to training before being told he could find another club, with the Blues denying a deal was ever done.

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According to the 20-year-old, the matter has since been ‘cleared up’.

Now he’s now looking forward to kick-starting his Pompey career, getting back to work and fighting for a place in Cowley’s first team.

Posting a message on Twitter following news of his signing, the delighted former West Ham and Charlton player said: ‘I would just like to confirm for the record how happy I am to have signed here at Portsmouth.

‘There have been a few stories in the media regarding my relationship with Portsmouth which were based on misunderstandings that have already been cleared up.

Jay Mingi has signed a one-year deal at Pompey, with the club having the option of an additional 12 months. Picture: Portsmouth FC

‘I cannot wait to return to training and fight for my place.

‘It's my only focus now that I have signed my deal after a successful trial period.

‘I would like to thank the club’s staff for making me feel so welcome and helping me through my rehab. Time to get back to work.’