Walkes: I was worried Pompey move would falter

Anton Walkes admitted he was fearful his Pompey move wouldn't go through. Â

Friday, 20th July 2018, 5:03 pm
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 6:08 pm
Pompey new boy Anton Walkes. Picture: Portsmouth Football Club

But the Blues new boy is now looking to make up for lost time after finally sealing his Fratton Park switch.

Walkes signed a two-year dea,l with a club option for a third, as he moved from Premier League Spurs on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old impressed in 12 loan appearances last term, scoring one goal.

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Pompey new boy Anton Walkes. Picture: Portsmouth Football Club

The move being finalised dragged on across the summer, with the Londoners keen to keep Walkes for pre-season with a host of players given time off after World Cup duty.

Walkes was always keen on completing the move, though, after missing out on the Ireland training camp.

He said; 'It was frustrating.

'You want to be a part of games and training.

'You never know what could happen. There's a lot to fight for, so you don't want to be falling behind.

'There's always a percentage (it can go wrong).

'Fortunately, we're past that now. We don't have to worry about that now.'

Despite missing the majority of Pompey's pre-season, Walkes had been going about his work with Spurs.

He fells that will hold him good stead now.

He added: 'I feel that I'm in a very good condition.

'I don't want to blow my own trumpet too much, but I've done the work I've needed to and more.

'There's a few games over the next couple of weeks. It's about being at the standard here and being ready for whatever's thrown at me.'

              - JORDAN CROSS