Portsmouth Sign Cameron Pring on Loan From Bristol City

Portsmouth Cameron Pring

Bristol City defender Cameron Pring has extended his contract with the club and joined Portsmouth on a season-long loan.

Cameron Pring Joins Portsmouth on Loan

Another Loan Spell

The 22-year-old has made the move to Fratton Park continuing a string of loan spells during his time at Bristol City.

Pring has had temporary moves to Guernsey, Merthyr Town, Aldershot Town, Hereford, Newport County & Cheltenham Town.

Most recently, he spent last season on loan with Walsall in League Two.

He has done enough there to attract the interest of Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett.

Pring played on 24 occasions for Walsall last season. He can play at left-back or left midfield.

He played in Walsall’s 2-1 loss to Portsmouth in the EFL Trophy in January.

New Contract

Despite all of the temporary spells away from Bristol City, Pring’s future at the club is by no means in doubt. He has signed a new three-year contract at Ashton Gate ahead of joining Portsmouth on loan.

 

 

Portsmouth Have Followed Pring for a While

“We needed another specialist left-back because, after Lee Brown, we don’t have another experienced player in that position,” Kenny Jackett told Portsmouth’s club website.

“Cameron’s an up-and-coming, talented footballer, who I feel can do a really good job for us this season.

“He’s particularly strong going forward and I believe he would link up well with Ronan Curtis on that side of the pitch.

“Rather than just sitting around at Bristol City, he’s been out on a lot of loans and that’s helped him develop.

“He went out and played at Walsall last season after a year in League Two, I feel he’s ready for League One.

“Cameron actually appeared against us in the EFL Trophy back in January and is someone who we’ve been following for a while, so we’re delighted to sign him.”

Tempted by Potential of Promotion

“I do think I can make that step up (from League Two to League One) and one of the things that tempted me here was that there’s a team capable of winning promotion,” Pring told Portsmouth’s website. “I can’t wait to get started.

Pring reveals he started out as a winger before moving back down the pitch.

“I was a winger when I was younger and got converted to a left-back – first and foremost you’ve got to be able to defend.

“But when you win the ball back, you’ve also got to be able to drive forward and I’d say I’m good at that side as well.

“The gaffer has said that he expects me to do that, with Ronan Curtis looking to come inside at times.”

 

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