Pitman: No Regrets About Joining Town
Friday, 14th Jul 2017 20:58
Departed Blues striker Brett Pitman says he has no regrets about joining Town, even if he admits the style of football didn’t entirely suit him. Pitman’s move to Portsmouth was confirmed earlier today, TWTD having revealed that the 29-year-old was on the verge of signing for Pompey yesterday morning.
“Maybe the style of football didn’t suit me down to the ground at Ipswich,” the striker told Portsmouth News after penning a three-year deal at Fratton Park, the clubs having agreed an undisclosed fee.
“But I enjoyed my time there. It’s a good club with good people and a good manager. It might not have worked out how everyone wanted to in the end, but I definitely don’t regret going there and I enjoyed my time at the club.”
Pitman, who moved to the Blues in the summer of 2015 from AFC Bournemouth, had hoped to join another Championship club rather than a League One side having been told he could move on in May.
“There’s not many clubs I would’ve dropped down a league for,” the Jersey-born frontman admitted. “I don’t see really see it as a drop down, though. It’s an opportunity to get promoted.
“I’ve had three promotions in my career and there’s no better feeling, so hopefully I can get a fourth with Portsmouth.
“It wasn’t geography which was the attraction, it was coming to Portsmouth and playing in front of big crowds.
“The manager’s spoken about how he wants to play and people will see that over the season. He’s got a great track record for promotion at this level, and there’s no reason he can’t do it here.
“I’ve played at Fratton Park before as an away player and you realise how good the fans are. That was an attraction, as was the project the manager sold to me. They were the main reasons."
Pitman scored 15 goals in 42 starts and 28 sub appearances for the Blues and was the club's top scorer with 11 in the 2015/16 campaign.
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