Ciftci wants Pompey stay

Teenager desperate to not be sent out on loan

Cotterill: May let Ciftci leave

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Portsmouth rising star Nadir Ciftci hopes that the club do not send him on loan this season.

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The 18-year-old forward made a positive impression in the Fratton Park club's Carling Cup first-round win at Stevenage on Monday and marked his full debut with a goal.

But Ciftci also showed his age at times during the 2-1 victory, with unnecessary tricks and a naive attitude when in possession, and manager Steve Cotterill alluded to that fact in his post-match press conference.

Cotterill had planned to send the teenager on loan to former club Cheltenham before the start of the season, but his hands are tied by the limited numbers of his squad.

Ciftci therefore hopes that he will stay at Portsmouth, telling The News: "I don't want to go out on loan. I want to stay here but it's up to the manager to decide that.

"I will respect his decision and we will see what happens. I hope I can stay in the side now - that's what I want. I want to give everything for Portsmouth football club.

"I did that in this game and I will do it every single day. So I hope I can give the manager enough for me to stay in the team.

"Any time I am on the pitch, I will give everything I can."