Portsmouth defender Gabor Gyepes wants a long-term stay at Fratton Park
By Juha Pal Tibor. Last Updated: October 10, 2012 11:53am
Gabor Gyepes: Enjoying life at Portsmouth following summer move
Portsmouth defender Gabor Gyepes hopes he can eventually sign a long-term deal at the club after enjoying his start to life at Fratton Park.
Gyepes is on a month-by-month contract at the cash-strapped side, who have been in administration since February and were relegated to League One last season.
The 31-year-old, who arrived on a free transfer in the summer, knows his contract situation is not ideal but is enjoying life at Pompey despite their financial woes.
He told origo.hu: "Players get monthly contracts which are then renewed for another month.
"There are teams in League One where the players earn less but we have many players who have already played in higher leagues in better circumstances.
"The most important thing is the one-month-long contract. We're fighting for our life and cross our fingers not to be injured as a one-week absence can ruin your next contract.
"I hope the situation will change and I can stay here for a longer period.
"It's important to play well because I must go and find a new club if the situation doesn't change. If you're a good footballer then you'll have the chance to sign to a new place."
The Hungarian is not ruling out a return to his homeland at some point in the future but is content in England for now.
He added: "One day I may go back to Hungary but it's not the right time for that.
"I've not given up on getting back into the Hungarian national team but I have to reach that level again."
Centre-back Gyepes has netted a goal in each of his last three League One games for Pompey and says his scoring prowess is a source of amusement for him and his team-mates.
He said: "I don't put emphasis on my last three goals. Me and the others just laugh about it because I'm a central defender but I may be sold to a new club as a striker.
"I feel that I'm playing better game by game and that inspires me more than my goals."