April 28, 2012
Etuhu: I Want To Stay
by Neil Weld
It is going to be a busy summer off the pitch at Pompey.
Many of the players that finished the season at Nottingham Forest could be leaving the club due to the Blues’ financial problems.
But Kelvin Etuhu would love to remain on the south coast.
The Nigerian midfielder has loved life at Pompey since arriving on a month-to-month deal in January.
And he wants to repay the faith shown in him by Michael Appleton and the Blues fans by impressing on the pitch next season.
“I’d love to stay at Pompey,” said Etuhu. “The manager gave me a chance to get back into football.
“I love the club, I love the staff and I love the fans – it would be very difficult for me to go somewhere else.
“The fans have been so important – they’re the best supporters I have ever played in front of. I mean that sincerely.
“Without them there would be no club, so we always go out and give our all for them in every game.”
Pompey exited the Championship with a 2-0 defeat at the City Ground.
Dexter Blackstock struck twice in the second half to secure victory for Steve Cotterill’s Forest.
Etuhu said: “It’s a shame we couldn’t end on a win. We just switched off on a couple of occasions and allowed Forest in.
“We picked ourselves up and tried to get back into the game and I felt we were a little bit unlucky to lose.”