Portsmouth striker Ellis Harrison has unselfishly claimed that he’d be happy to start fewer games if it meant that the club was promoted.
The forward has featured 21 times for Pompey so far in the current League One campaign, although he’s only hit the back of the net just four times.
It’s a poor return for a striker of his quality, although at times he has been influential in getting the right result for the side. There has been a constant battle for the striker positions throughout the season, and Harrison started last weekend although John Marquis came on to bag the winner.
Harrison has expressed that he doesn’t mind not starting as long as it helps the team and insisted that the league is very open this season.
Speaking to Portsmouth’s official website, Harrison said: “I’d rather start fewer games and we got promoted, than every one and we end up finishing down in 10th.
“We’re within touching distance at the moment and because we’re not currently in the top six, are out of the spotlight a bit.
“You saw Luton and Barnsley do so well last season, but it does seem to be a lot more open this time around.”
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Harrison is a very down to earth player and seems to know when he’s not in-form or when he is. It’s good to see players say this, and it’s exactly the type of attitude that a manager would want to have in the squad.
The rivalry between the forwards is good and it means that even when a substitute is made, the player coming on is chomping at the bit to get going.
Pompey have a good squad for the division and there’s no reason why they can’t go on and get promoted this season, they just have to make sure to keep consistent.