Portsmouth left-back Lee Brown has revealed he wants to repay the faith shown in him by the club after agreeing a new deal.
With the 2020/21 season fast approaching, Pompey manager Kenny Jackett will undoubtedly feel the pressure after missing out on promotion for a second consecutive season.
Looking to the transfer window to potentially improve his squad, he has already sealed a deal for Sean Raggett, who was on loan last season at Fratton Park from Norwich City.
Left-back Brown, who is valued at £113,000, has now touched on his desire to pay back the club for the faith they have shown in him.
Quoted by The News, the 30-year-old said: ‘There was a bit of toing and froing and uncertainty about what I was doing and what the club was doing.
‘Look, it’s done now and that’s all behind us.
‘I’ve decided to stay and the club have decided to keep me, so I’m delighted to be here. Two years as well – there must’ve been a salary cap coming in!
‘I’m delighted and do I need to repay them for giving me a new deal? Of course I do.
‘I’ve been around long enough to know I’ve got to perform and produce some performances to give them something back. I’m fully aware of that.’
Portsmouth’s first official game of the 2020/21 season will come against Stevenage in the Carabao Cup on 5 September, which could offer Brown his first chance to justify the club’s faith in him.
Brown has been largely consistent for Pompey but Jackett may be eager to add more new faces to his squad.
After two near misses, the Portsmouth faithful will be eager to see them finally gain promotion this time around, and it’s encouraging that they have an experienced head in Brown (352 league appearances) who knows the club and is determined to see those wishes fulfilled.
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