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Exclusive: Steve Seddon speaks out on his move to Portsmouth and aims for the rest of the season

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Portsmouth will be hoping they can build on some impressive performances under the guidance of Kenny Jackett as they head into the final nine games of the season. 

But their promotion bid has been put on hold for the time being, with recent events calling an abrupt halt to fixtures across the UK, with no immediate return date being put in place.

One player that has been key to their strong run of form since the turn of the New Year is Steve Seddon, who has made 17 appearances to date for the promotion-chasing League One side, whilst also chipping in with a goal and five assists so far this season.

Seddon signed for Portsmouth in the January transfer window on loan from Championship side Birmingham City, after finding regular minutes hard to come by in Pep Clotet’s starting XI.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football League World’s Jacob Potter, Seddon admitted that it was a no-brainer to move to Portsmouth on loan for the remainder of the season, and labelled Kenny Jackett’s side as a ‘big club’, which is likely to go down well with the Fratton Park faithful.

“Yeah definitely. I wasn’t getting the game time I would have liked to. I just want to be playing on a Saturday, so when I wasn’t, I wanted to get out on loan at least and with Portsmouth’s interest, it was a no-brainer.

“It’s a big club and it was a club that I grew up watching in the Premier League, so it was really good and go down there and have a really good run of form to start my loan there was brilliant. I couldn’t have asked for a better start.”

The young left-back outlined his aims going forward for the remainder of this year’s campaign, and is keen to win promotion into the second tier of English football this term.

“My individual aims are the same as the team’s and that’s to help as much as I can to get the club back in the Championship.

“That’s where I’m at and the team are really focusing and trying to do everything they can even. though we’re in lockdown, it’s just trying to keep fit so we can hit the ground running when we come back.

“There are nine games to get us promoted hopefully and if we need a further three games in the play-offs, then so be it!”

Keep you eyes peeled for the next segment of our exclusive interview with Seddon, as he discusses his emotions during a dramatic win against Exeter City in the EFL Trophy, and the influence of Kenny Jackett in his time with the club so far.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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