Harrison claims he didn’t ‘get given a chance’ at Town under Lambert

Portsmouth striker Ellis Harrison has fired a parting shot at Town manager Paul Lambert. This is after the striker put in a Man of the Match performance in Pompey’s win over Town on Saturday.

Harrison moved to Fratton Park for £450,000 in June after spending just one campaign with the Tractor Boys.

Having endured a difficult time at Portman Road, Harrison scored just once in 19 games, but it’s been a different story in his time at Pompey so far.

Speaking after the game, Harrison said there was no extra incentive against his former club: ‘There wasn’t any extra incentive. It was more about bouncing back from last week.

‘But obviously it does feel better when you don’t get given a chance there and you come here and the manager has faith in me. It was good to repay him with that on Saturday.

‘I’ve started the past seven league games and I’m still to be at my best and be doing it week in, week out.

On the red card incident with Town skipper Luke Chambers, Harrison added: ‘I took a few and I gave a few. I spoke to those boys before and after the game,’

‘But come 3pm, there are no friends. I’m not going to be friendly because I want the three points and they weren’t going to be friendly to me.

‘I’ll get on the phone and I’ll speak to Chambo and the boys like nothing has happened.’

Picture: Graham Hunt

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