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Holmes: We Owe Fans

3 December 2013

Winger says Fratton faithful deserve a victory

Pompey stopped the rot with a battling defensive display at Hartlepool on Saturday.

And now Ricky Holmes wants to see some attacking verve added to the mix.

Wycombe visit Fratton Park on Wednesday evening for a replay of the game that was abandoned in October.

The Blues have suffered back-to-back defeats against Scunthorpe and Southend on their own patch.

Holmes insists that a lack of commitment is not the problem, but knows that more quality is needed.

The winger said: “Anyone who puts on the shirt and crosses the white line will give 100 per cent – people who doubt that are a bit foolish.

“We’ve had injuries to key players like Patrick Agyemang and Simon Ferry and people can overlook that.

“But we owe it to the fans at Fratton Park to put on a performance and hopefully get the win.

“We’ve been keeping the ball well at home, but just leaked silly goals that have cost us dearly.

“If we can do what we did on Saturday and also attack a bit better then we should be able to get a result.”

Andy Awford will be in caretaker charge for the third time against the Chairboys following Guy Whittingham’s dismissal last week.

But Holmes will not let what is going on off the pitch affect what he does on it.

He said: “You have to keep a professional attitude, getting on with your job and letting others do their’s. We’ll wait for the new manager to come in and then progress from there.

“There seems to be a new manager in the frame every day, but we won’t find out until he gets appointed.

“Guy brought us in to the club and unfortunately we couldn’t do the business on the pitch for him.

“It’s been pretty similar since Awfs have come in. Being a defender himself back in the day, he’s worked hard to get us sorted at the back.”

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