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Portsmouth sign Anton Walkes on loan

the former Atlanta United loanee will remain in England.

New York Red Bulls Vs Atlanta United FC Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

League One side Portsmouth announced earlier today that former Atlanta United right back Anton Walkes will join them on loan from Tottenham until their season concludes in May.

“The experience of coming to a club like Portsmouth wil be a good one for him and he’ll be keen to help us move towards the top six,” said manager Kenny Jackett.

Walkes made 23 appearances for the Five Stripes in their inaugural season and earned a starting spot midway through the campaign. He had fond things to say about his time in the ATL. “They were an expansion team, so they needed numbers. It turned out to be outstanding for me and I want to show what I’ve learnt. It’s an unbelievable standard out there, with top quality players, coaches and facilities. You can’t fault it.”

“First team football is so important in the early stages of your career,” Walkes added. “Hopefully I can get plenty of minutes and impose myself at Portsmouth.”

Best of luck, Anton!