Marquis to fight for Pompey place following Millwall talks

© Nicky Hayes
© Nicky Hayes

JOHN Marquis has opted to stay with Portsmouth and fight for a starting place following talks with Millwall boss Steve Lomas on Monday.

Pompey manager Guy Whittingham had cast doubt over Marquis' Fratton Park future when he admitted the striker was unlikely to play again during the final 15 days of his loan spell.

But Marquis has since taken to Twitter to clarify his situation.



He wrote: "I am still very much a Pompey player for the remainder of my loan period! I was obviously bitterly disappointed not to be involved at the weekend, but by no means walked out in a strop and there wasn't any disagreement with the manager.

"The plan was to go back to Millwall, talk to management and decide what was best for me! This is the reason I was seen leaving with all my belongings at the game on the weekend, just incase I didn't come back!

"If selected I will always put in 100 percent for Portsmouth and show a professional attitude selected or not."

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10 thoughts on “Marquis to fight for Pompey place following Millwall talks

  • November 5, 2013 at 00:14
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    Smart move john!

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  • November 5, 2013 at 00:23
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    I know it's cruel, but if he can't get a start, or even a place on the bench in league 2 and for a pompey side put together for shirt buttons, I can't see him having a future here. I wish him all the best but I think he would be best advised to take any move that puts him in the shop window. Good luck John.

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  • November 5, 2013 at 05:23
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    Wasn't oh Teddy Teddy in the same situation with Graham & Aldershot ?....... Stick it out !

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    • November 5, 2013 at 08:46
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      @frank: Frank your are right matec and also football is also about opinions especially managers one mans meat is anothers poison, personally I dont think he is good enough at our level, but no matter where you play, you have to earn your place in the side.

      I dont know what has gone at Pompey with him but if he is playing for them at this time the best thing he can do is get his head down and work hard to get back in the side,because as others have already said if he comes back to us he will not even get on our bench barring a real lot of injurys to the front men.

      Put in the work John and you should get a contract from someone if you start putting a few goals away for the Pompey.

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  • November 5, 2013 at 07:18
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    Hooray !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • November 5, 2013 at 08:48
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    Right attitiude, and shows he can swallow his pride when necessary. He's a kid really and we need to udnerstand that he can develope into a decent player if he applies himself and is given a run in a team.

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  • November 5, 2013 at 10:13
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    Big time charlie !!

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  • November 5, 2013 at 11:08
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    YOU NEED TO GROW UP AN REALISE YOUR NOT AS GOOD AS YOU THINK YOU ARE OTHERWISE YOU WOULD BE IN MILLWALLS TEAM ANY YOUNG KID WOULD TAKE THEIR OPPORTUNITY GOING OUT ON LOAN TO A CLUB LIKE PORTSMOUTH AN GRAB IT NOT THROW THERE DUMMYS OUT THE PRAM WHEN THINGS AINT GOING THERE WAY THIS CAN BE YOUR CHANCE TO DEVOLPE AS A YOUNG FORWARD AN BRING CONFIDENCE TO YOUR GAME IF YOU CAN GET ALOAD OF GOALS .. STOP ACTING LIKE A KID A GO THERE AN PROVE US MILLWALL SUPPORTS UR WORTHY OF THAT NUMBER 9 SHIRT YOU LOST.

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  • November 5, 2013 at 14:44
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    Lomas has obviously smaked his botty.

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  • November 5, 2013 at 17:22
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    Lomas obviously put it plain and simple....."you're not getting into any Millwall side anytime soon"
    ................Off went Marquis back down to Pompey with an apology and hope.

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