Huseklepp has no regrets

Norwegian forward expects to be back at Pompey for pre-season

Erik Huseklepp: Has enjoyed his time at Portsmouth and will not be pushing for a summer switch

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Erik Huseklepp says he does not regret joining Portsmouth, despite their financial troubles, and expects to form part of their pre-season plans.

The Norway international arrived at Fratton Park in a £1.9million deal last summer.

He quickly became a fans' favourite among the Pompey faithful, but a tumble into administration saw him loaned out to Birmingham in February.

Huseklepp, who is being strongly linked with a move back to his homeland, admits things have not gone entirely to plan for him during his time in England, but he has no intention of turning his back on Portsmouth.

He told The News: "I don't regret coming to Portsmouth. You could never see what has happened coming.

"I had a good six months and then had to go because of the financial side of things. But I really enjoyed my time at the club. It's sad. It's a great club with fantastic fans.

"Unfortunately things happened and it was sad to see. As things stand, I still plan to enjoy my time here because I will be back for next season.

"I'm still under contract. It says two more years, so I have to stick to that unless something else happens. You never know but I'm sticking to my contract as things stand."

Stability

Huseklepp hopes he will get another opportunity to turn out in front of Portsmouth's loyal supporters, as they ready themselves for life in League One, but appreciates that anything could happen as the summer transfer window prepares to swing open.

He said: "What I've learnt is things can change quickly in football. That's the most important thing I've picked up from being here. We were on a positive run and then administration happened. It ruined the season.

"We could have had a very good second half of the season otherwise. The fans are fantastic and have always been good to me, though. It's important to me that they know I appreciate that.

"It was always fun to play at Fratton Park and when we played away from home the fans will always show up in numbers.

"They don't deserve what has happened. The fans deserve to have stability around them."