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Marquis Willing To Learn

27 September 2013

Loan striker believes Agyemang and Connolly can help him improve

John Marquis knows that it will not be easy to break into the Blues side.

The striker will have to get past Patrick Agyemang and top scorer David Connolly if he wants to lead the line for Pompey.

Marquis was an unused substitute in last week’s home defeat to Fleetwood, which took place just a couple of days after he arrived on loan from Millwall.

But the 21-year-old believes he has something fresh to add to the Blues’ attacking options.

“Patrick and David have played at a high level for a long time and are both very good players,” said Marquis. “They’re probably the best front two in the division.

“I’m younger and am still learning, but they’re two great players to learn from.

“I think I can add something a bit different to the side and hopefully I can force my way in.

“I can run in behind and hold the ball up. I’m good in the air and can finish – I’m an all-round kind of striker.

“Hopefully I can get a run of games in the side so I can feel sharp and get some form back.”

Pompey drew a blank against Fleetwood, but Marquis believes that will be a rare occurrence.

He said: “I had a look before I came here and saw that Pompey have scored a lot of goals this season.

“That tells me that there will be people here who can create chances, as well as others who can put them away.

“We didn’t manage to score last week, but I don’t think that will happen too many times this season with the players we’ve got here.”

Pompey are unbeaten on their league travels this season and Marquis hopes that run will continue at Bootham Crescent on Saturday.

He said: “The away results have been good and hopefully we can go up to York this weekend and get a result.”

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