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Marlon Pack Commits His Future To Pompey

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Title-winning captain and boyhood Blues supporter Marlon Pack has signed a new 2-year contract with Portsmouth Football Club.

The midfielder's previous contract was set to expire in July but he will now remain at the club until at least 2026.

As well as defender Connor Ogilvie, Pack was offered a contract extension shortly after the celebrations of Pompey's promotion to the Championship had come to an end.

Pack had been offered the new contract during the week commencing the 29th of April, however he and a group of his teammates had scheduled to celebrate their League One title success with a trip to Las Vegas, so the contract was not immediately signed.

At the beginning of May, 10 players had been informed by John Mousinho that their contracts would not be renewed with 3 offered new deals and 2 currently negotiating terms after being told that the club were not looking to exercise the extension option that had been placed in their previous contracts. You can view Portsmouth's full retained list here.

Marlon Pack was born and raised in Portsmouth and became a first year scholar at the club at the start of the 2007/08 Premier League season, which would end in success with the Blues winning The FA Cup.

He played regularly for the academy and occasionally for the reserves too - By the time he put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract toward the end of the 2008/09 season, he had represented the club's youth teams over 50 times.

With the club starting to head down the divisions and suffering from financial turmoil off the pitch, Pack only featured once for the first team before pursuing his career away from the South Coast. Pack made his debut and only appearance for Portsmouth during his first stint as an extra-time substitute in a League Cup clash with Crystal Palace in August 2010 - He would go on to score in the subsequent penalty shoot-out, which Pompey won.

Pack went on loan 3 times during his 2-year spell as a first team pro at Fratton Park, featuring for Wycombe Wanderers, Dagenham & Redbridge and Cheltenham Town before signing for the latter on a permanent deal in 2011.

The 33-year-old then went on to make over 350 career appearances across a 9-year period playing for both Bristol City and Cardiff City with the majority of that era spent in the Championship, where the Blues will reside next season.

He returned to his hometown team in the summer of 2022, then-head coach Danny Cowley bringing Pack back to Fratton Park on a 2-year deal.

Jake Smith will be providing reaction to this news on the next instalment of The Football Hour on Express FM!


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