A move that could help stuttering career.
Things have never quite worked out for Nicky Shorey at Villa Park. He was the talk of the town when he was working his magic at Reading and when the time came for his big move it looked like the world was at his feet. He was in the England set up and his career was about to take a step upwards, but then it all went a bit pear shaped.
He was inconsistent when Martin O’Neill played him and the ability he had at the Madejski to combine attacking flair and defensive solidity was lost and he found himself in and out of the team and no longer part of Fabio Capello’s plans. With the arrival of Blackburn Rovers man Stephen Warnock it appeared pretty clear that Shorey would have to look elsewhere.
A loan move to Fratton Park is a good one for all parties and will hopefully help to rebuild the former Leyton Orient mans confidence.