Portsmouth’s Cameron McGeehan has told the club website that it is funny how things have changed since an unfavourable incident with the club in 2017.
Back in 2017, McGeehan was playing for Luton Town. He was part of a team that faced Portsmouth in Fratton Park that year but it ended badly for him as he had to be stretchered off due to a broken leg. This was made worse with there being reports that Portsmouth fans abused McGeehan while he was taken off the pitch.
Now though, McGeehan is a Portsmouth player. He moved on loan to the South Coast club in January and has quickly become a key part of their team. He even became a hero when he scored in the Leasing.Com sem-final to seal their place in the final, though that game has been postponed indefinitely due to the Cornavirus pandemic.
McGeehan has been asked about how things have changed over the few years and he remarked on the difference between that day in 2017 and today.
He said: “It’s certainly funny how these things can go, but that happens in football – and also in life, I guess.
“That incident with the stretcher feels like a long time ago now and at the time it was obviously hugely frustrating.
“But it was really just one story in my career as a whole and that goal in the semi-finals was another of them.
“I have to say that I feel a lot stronger with regards to the first thing and after coming back, I seem to have built up a good relationship with the fans.
“The goal seemed to take a bit of a deflection on its way through, but I should have had a few more, so I’m definitely taking that one!
“There was a lot of excitement in that game and a really dramatic end, although the league has always been what it ultimately comes down to.
“It would have been a great thing to do go out at Wembley for the final – but I have to be honest in picking the priority for me.”