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Wallace Hails Passing Philosophy

30 August 2013

Midfielder says Pompey will always try to entertain

Jed Wallace hopes Pompey can pass their way out of League Two this season.

The basement division is often stereotyped as a home for the long-ball game.

But the Blues have looked to entertain as well as pick up points this season – scoring seven goals in their last three matches.

And Wallace is delighted to be part of a side that encourages a passing philosophy.

“I can’t think of anything worse for me than if we were a side who just got the ball and booted it,” says the midfielder in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s League Two clash with Chesterfield. “I think this season we’re going to look to play entertaining football whenever we can.

“The sides we face will be efficient – they’ll know what they’re good at and use that to try to hurt us.

“But we know we’re good at getting the ball to the front men and that’s what we’ll continue to do.

“We’re going to come up against teams that will boot it and others that will pass it, but we just have to concentrate on our own performances.”

You can read the full interview with Wallace in the official matchday magazine on Saturday.

Issue four of our new-look programme is another packed edition, with a double-sided pull-out poster and collectable player cards among the great features.

Also in the perfect-bound 84-page publication, Ryan Bird discusses his firsts and there are exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Guy Whittingham and Johnny Ertl.

We take an in-depth look at Chesterfield, and there’s another exciting adventure for Nelson and Mary Rose in our fantastic comic strip.

Plus augmented reality technology – courtesy of our friends at Blippar and Navigate Digital – will bring the programme to life.

Saturday’s matchday magazine is available to buy from programme sellers in and around Fratton Park and is great value at just £3.

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