John Marquis Joins Portsmouth

Doncaster Rovers Striker  John Marquis has joined Portsmouth ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Marquis, 27-years-old,  had a short loan spell at Fratton Park in 2013 and has penned a three-year deal, with a club option for a further 12 months.

Marquis began his career with Millwall, under the managership of Kenny Jacket who handed him his professional debut at Bristol Rovers in 2009.

He has  had several stints out on loan, including a two-month stay at Pompey in the first half of the 2013/14 campaign.

Marquis netted two goals in six appearances, grabbing a consolation in a 4-2 defeat at York and then scoring in an EFL Trophy win at Oxford.

He signed for Rovers in the summer of 2016 and struck 67 times in 153 appearances during three years in south Yorkshire.

Twenty-six of those goals arrived last term, as Doncaster suffered a penalty shoot-out defeat to Charlton in the League One play-offs.

Part of the reason for his move, was because of family reasons, his partner is pregnant and her family lives in Brighton, so they wanted to be closer to them

He will make a good addition to the Portsmouth Forward line, with the team playing a 4~2~3~1 formation, which is reliant on a big target man to head the ball down to a supporting cast of 3 additional attacking players, that comprise two wingers and an attacking midfielder

This is the sort of service that Marquis Thrives on and so he should do well at Fratton Park

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