Defender determined to do well at Pompey
Back-to-back defeats have seen Pompey drop down the table in recent weeks.
They currently sit 17th in League Two and are seven points adrift of the top seven.
But Marcos Painter is confident that the Blues can arrest their slide and start to move upwards instead.
The defender does concede, however, that a change of fortunes will require vastly improved performances.
“We’re still determined to do well this year,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s match against Rochdale. “The challenge for us is to show that we are a good team.
“We all have to work hard in order to achieve that and I’ll be disappointed if we’re not a lot higher than we are now come the end of the season.
“There are a lot of people here who have played at a higher level, but we need to demonstrate that we’re capable of doing better by upping our performances.
“Once we get into a rhythm then I believe we’ll show everyone that we are a decent side.”
You can read the full interview with Painter in the official matchday magazine on Saturday.
Issue six is another packed edition with a double-sided pull-out poster – which includes this season’s team photo on one side – and collectable player cards among the great features.
Also in the perfect-bound 84-page publication, Jed Wallace discusses his firsts and there are exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Guy Whittingham and Johnny Ertl.
We take an in-depth look at Rochdale 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.