‘No possible reason not get promoted’ – Plenty of Portsmouth fans react to club announcement

Portsmouth have announced via their official site that the contracts of eight players have been extended to ensure they are available for the League One play-offs.

Lee Brown, Christian Burgess, Matt Casey, Oli Hawkins, Brandon Haunstrup, Adam May, Brett Pitman and Sean Raggett were all due to leave the club this summer, either returning to their parent clubs or leaving as free agents.

However, all eight will now be allowed to appear in the semi-finals against Oxford and the Wembley final, should Portsmouth progress. However, keeper Luke McGee has opted not to sign an extension. He will depart Fratton Park having made 55 appearances since signing from Spurs in 2017.

Two notable names on the list are fan favourite Christian Burgess and Norwich City’s on-loan defender Sean Raggett. Raggett has appeared 36 times in total for Pompey, scoring twice, and has become a staple of their back four. He started his career at Dover Athletic but rose to prominence as a part of a Lincoln City side that appeared in the FA Cup Quarter Final as a non-league team back in 2017.

28-year-old Burgess started at Middlesbrough but has now made over 200 appearances for Pompey across League One and League Two. Both are thought to be key parts of the current setup and these fans are certainly delighted to see they’re both remaining at the club, along with a handful of others.

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