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Fogden: What A Turnaround

22 April 2014

Midfielder hails Pompey's winning run

Wes Fogden has described Pompey’s recent form as ‘remarkable’.

League Two safety was secured before the Easter Monday victory at Northampton because of Bristol Rovers’ defeat to Rochdale.

But the Blues went on to triumph at Sixfields Stadium and stretch their winning run to five matches.

And midfielder Fogden has hailed the change of fortune since Andy Awford took caretaker charge.

He said: “Five games ago our spirit was low following three straight defeats. We were in trouble.

“But the new manager has come in and brought the whole team together. We all work for each other and there seems to be a completely different attitude.

“We’ve picked up a bit of momentum over the last few weeks and we keep carrying that on.

“There’s a great squad here – it’s not just about the 11 players out there at the start of the match.

“The substitutes and those sat in the stands or out injured also play a huge role and we’re all in it together.

“Our confidence is right up there now because five wins in a row is a remarkable achievement.”

Danny East scored the winning goal against struggling Northampton as Pompey moved up to 13th in the League Two table.

Fogden said: “They’re fighting for their lives, so we knew they would look to make a positive start and that we would have to match it.

“We began brightly and got the goal – that really set us up for the rest of the game and we got the three points.

“We defended brilliantly as a unit and everyone worked hard to take the pressure off each other.

“There were a lot of changes to our side, but everyone out there did their job. We showed a lot of grit and determination.”

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