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Pat: We Can't Always Be Pretty

18 October 2013

Striker says Pompey have to do better at grinding out results

Pompey have won only two of their five Fratton fixtures so far this season.

But those victories against Morecambe and Rochdale were certainly entertaining, with the Blues winning 3-0 on each occasion.

However, defeats against Oxford, Chesterfield and Fleetwood mean it has been an inconsistent start to the campaign.

And Patrick Agyemang knows that Pompey will have to play ugly at times this season.

“Our position in the league doesn’t really match up with the stuff we’ve been playing,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s match against Bury. “I’ve enjoyed what we’ve done on the pitch and I think the fans have as well. 

“We’ve shown throughout the season that the quality is there, but now we need to prove that we’re not just all about pretty football. Some of our results have shown that we need to learn how to grind out results.

“There have been times when we’ve gone in front and looked in control, but haven’t been able to finish teams off. You have to do that whether you’re in League Two or the Premier League.

“And we’re moving in the right direction. We’ve bounced back in the last few games and things are now looking a lot better.”

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

Issue seven 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, John Marquis discusses his firsts and there are exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Guy Whittingham and Johnny Ertl.

We take an in-depth look at Bury 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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