Harrison: Disappointed to be leaving Town

Photo Credit: Portsmouth Official Website

Former Blue, Ellis Harrison, has spoken to Andy Warren, from EADT, about his time at Town after signing for Pompey, on a three year deal, for a fee of around £450,000.

The Welshman netted one goal and assisted once in 16 appearances for Town. 

Looking back on his time with Town, and his views on how the season ended, Harrison said: “I’m disappointed we went down because after the first few pre-season games last summer everything felt so good and we were all optimistic.

“The table doesn’t lie of course but a club like Ipswich didn’t deserve to be relegated.

“I’m disappointed injuries kept me out for so long and I’m disappointed I didn’t get to show the fans and my team-mates what I was capable of.

“I never got going at Ipswich and that’s a real disappointment because the move was so good for me.

“It’s all a learning curve. I played in the Championship which was a great experience for me and I know I can play there again. That’s my goal now and I don’t doubt my ability.

“Do I regret moving to Ipswich? Not one bit. I’d do it all again. There’s no point regretting anything.”

Pompey previously tried to sign him on loan in the January transfer window, and Harrison felt the move was a long time coming: “To be honest it kind of felt inevitable I would play for Portsmouth at some point because of the interest but I never thought I’d be leaving Ipswich after just one year.

Photo Credit: Ipswich Town Official Website

“I didn’t intend to leave. I spoke to the manager (Lambert) at the end of last season and we spoke about me getting myself fully fit after my injuries and then coming back and being part of the squad.

“That’s what I wanted to do but obviously things changed.

“There were no harsh words or anything like that, I think we just agreed that this would be the best move for me and for the club as well.”

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