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Birmingham loanee Steve Seddon gives verdict on his time at Portsmouth so far

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Portsmouth left-back Steve Seddon has said his time at the club so far has gone better than he had expected as the team prepare to take on Fleetwood Town this Saturday in League One.

The 22-year-old, who joined Pompey in January from Birmingham on a loan deal until the end of the season, has proven to be a success at the club, seeing the side win 10 of the 11 games he has played in.

He has failed to start for Portsmouth on just one occasion since his arrival, becoming a mainstay of the side’s defence with a series of positive performances on the left-hand side.

Speaking to the club website, Seddon reflected on his time so far at Pompey.

“My time here so far as probably gone better than I could have hoped and it could still get even better,” the 22-year-old said.

“You come in and perhaps play down your expectations because you don’t want to get ahead of yourself.”

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Looking ahead to Pompey’s weekend clash against Fleetwood Town at the Highbury Stadium, Seddon stated that the squad are solely focused on the upcoming game.

“We’ve got big games coming up – home and away – and you just have to take each one as it comes along,” he said.

“Fleetwood are next on Saturday and they’re a really strong team. Both sides will have changed a lot since meeting in the FA Cup last month.”

That meeting ended 2-1 to Portsmouth, and the south coast side have won their last five games against Fleetwood in all competitions, with their last defeat to the Cod Army back in 2013.

The defender is keen to keep the positive run of form going – Pompey have lost just once in their last thirteen games.

“There’s plenty of character and resilience in our squad, including those guys who aren’t in the team at the moment,” he said.

“You’d hope that a team with those kind of qualities will be successful and our recent form backs that up.”

The Verdict

Seddon has been excellent for Pompey during his time at the club, and has shown himself to be one of Portsmouth’s most consistent players.

His link-up play with Ronan Curtis on the left as well as his set-piece deliveries have been big positives, and the 22-year-old will be hoping he can maintain his place in the team until the end of the season.

Portsmouth’s upcoming EFL Trophy final at Wembley against Salford will also be the first chance that Seddon will have in his career to play at the National stadium, which is something he will be looking forward to, along with the whole squad.


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