Jayden Stockley’s eyes on Pompey

Jayden Stockley. Picture: Joe Pepler
Jayden Stockley. Picture: Joe Pepler

JAYDEN STOCKLEY weighed up his future and admitted: Portsmouth is all I think about.

Stockley has told of how his loan move to Fratton Park has given his career a new lease of life.

Jayden Stockley

I’ve not thought about Bournemouth once since I’ve been here.

And the striker has spoken of how he is open about what lies ahead for him in his career.

Stockley has won over Pompey fans with his hard-working performances since arriving on loan from AFC Bournemouth

The 22-year-old has bagged two important goals and earned favour with his industrious efforts leading the line.

Stockley told of how he is loving playing under Paul Cook and his parent club are not on his radar.

He said: ‘I’ve had a good pre-season here.

‘I want to work as hard as I can and give it my all for the whole time I’m here.

‘Then we will see what happens.

‘At the moment I’m just loving being a Portsmouth player.

‘I’ve not thought about Bournemouth once since I’ve been here. It’s all about Portsmouth and my job here.

‘It wouldn’t be right of me and to Portsmouth for it to be any other way.

‘They’ve signed me as one of their players and I want to give my all for this team.’

Stockley is revelling in the chance to play at Pompey and has picked up regular minutes so far this season.

Ten appearances have been clocked up as he vies for a place up front.

With Adam McGurk facing a spell on the sidelines, he is in the mix with Matt Tubbs and Conor Chaplin to lead the line for the Blues.

Stockley’s agreement with Pompey runs until January – with the striker contracted at Bournemouth until the end of the season.

After coming through the ranks with the Cherries, Stockley’s career to date has consisted of a series of loan spells.

That has seen stints at Accrington Stanley, Woking, Leyton Orient, Torquay, Cambridge and Luton.

Stockley explained he isn’t looking for any immediate clarity on what lies ahead.

He said: ‘I got a new deal last season which runs until the summer.

‘I’m comfortable with it. It was good to get a loan sorted out early this season.

‘As soon as I knew Portsmouth were interested there was only one place I wanted to go.

‘It’s hard and it’s tough for me.

‘This is such a brilliant club and I’m sort of torn in between.

‘I spoke to (Bournemouth boss) Eddie (Howe) after the Derby game.

‘Not a lot needs to be said really. I know what I need to do.

‘I’m not really one for wanting to receive too much praise.

‘I just want to get on with my job.

‘Games are coming fast and I don’t like to dwell on things – but I’m loving it here.’