Portsmouth striker ready to go against Shrewsbury after Crawley win

Ellis Harrison promised he’s fit and raring to go as he came through Pompey’s dress rehearsal for the new season.

Saturday, 27th July 2019, 6:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th July 2019, 6:42 pm
Pompey's Ellis Harrison. Picture: Joe Pepler

The striker led the line for the Blues today as they picked up a 2-1 win at Crawley.

Harrison feels he's gained momentum through the warm-up games, although there’s still space to sharpen up.

After injury problems last term, the 25-year-old believes he's working in the right direction after a run of warm-up games.

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With just a game against Woking to come on Tuesday night, which is likely to feature those not starting today, the next action for those involved is now likely to be the League One curtain-raiser at Shrewsbury.

Harrison said: ‘We’re getting close now with only a week left.

‘I feel I’m getting there after spending seven months of last season out.

‘So it’s good to get those minutes in now and I’m raring to go for next week.

‘It’s just about getting the fitness and sharpness.

‘I do feel I can still do a little bit more in terms of sharpness.

‘But it’s coming on since the start of pre-season and the team is starting to bond and gel.’