Midfielder praises fans in Accrington programme
He has only played one home match for Pompey since arriving on loan from Colchester.
But the Fratton faithful have already won over Marcus Bean.
The midfielder impressed on his debut in the comfortable 3-0 victory over Morecambe three weeks ago.
But Bean believes that the noise from the stands was equally important in helping the Blues continue their fine home record.
“It was immense,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash with Accrington. “Colchester don’t have the same fan-base as Pompey, so it was great to experience that atmosphere.
“You can see why the home form’s been so impressive this season – the fans really are like a 12th man.
“I was amazed when the boys told me that it was nothing compared to how loud and passionate it can get.
“Obviously there’s more to come and it’s up to us to do the business on the pitch and give them more to cheer about.”
To read the full interview – where Bean talks about what Christmas is like as a footballer – pick up a copy of the matchday magazine from programme sellers around Fratton Park.
You can also download it to read on your iPhone or iPad. Download the Matchday Digital app from the iTunes store, find the Pompey section and follow the instructions. Click here for more information.
Also in issue 14, Matt Fish reveals some of his favourite things and we take an in-depth look at Accrington.
There are exclusive columns from chairman Iain McInnes, manager Andy Awford and skipper Ben Chorley.
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