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Guy: Keep The Run Going

27 September 2013

Boss hoping for more away-day joy

Pompey have struggled to collect points at Fratton Park this season.

But there has been more success on the road, with the Blues yet to be beaten on their League Two travels.

Successive 2-2 draws against Accrington, Mansfield and Cheltenham were followed by a 2-1 triumph at Burton in their last away outing.

And Guy Whittingham hopes Pompey can continue that impressive run when they visit York on Saturday.

The Blues boss said: “Because of our home form we might be putting more importance on our away performances.

“So far we’ve done very well away from home and we’re going to try our hardest to keep that going.

“York have had an indifferent start. We’ve had them watched a couple of times in order to work out their strengths and weaknesses.

“They got a tremendous draw at Wycombe last time out when they very hard to break down. I think they’ll be exactly the same this weekend.

“Their manager Nigel Worthington has been around for a long time and he knows the game.

“He’s got international experience as well and I’m sure he’s done his homework about how to break us down.”

Jed Wallace made way for top scorer David Connolly against Fleetwood last week.

And Whittingham will have another tough selection choice to make this Saturday.

He said: “It was the most difficult decision I’ve had to make so far. I had a good conversation with Jed and he was very mature about it.

“He accepted the decision and tried to do his best for us when he came off the bench.”

Joe Devera (hamstring) and Shaun Cooper (groin) are both injury doubts for the trip to Bootham Crescent, while Yassin Moutaouakil is still suspended.

Whittingham said: “Joe’s probably not quite right yet, while Shaun picked up a groin strain last week and we’re monitoring that.”

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