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McCabe To Make Things Happen

21 March 2014

Midfielder hoping to help goal-shy Blues

Pompey have found goals difficult to come by in March, netting just once in four matches.

They face a tough test this weekend, hosting a play-off chasing York side who are unbeaten in eight games.

But the Blues have a new face in the ranks, with Rhys McCabe arriving on loan from Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the week.

And the 21-year-old hopes he can be the creative spark that unlocks League Two defences.

He said: “I’m a ball-playing midfielder and I like to make things happen when I can.

“I just need to go onto the pitch, do my job and hope that I can bring something to the team that’s maybe been lacking so far.

“I’m looking forward to Saturday and getting the game up and running. Hopefully I can create some chances and we can get the win.

“It seems like a decent group and the standard in training has been good – I’ve been surprised at just how high it is. Everyone’s enthusiastic and there’s a lot of quality.”

McCabe has only featured nine times for Sheffield Wednesday this season and had no qualms about dropping a couple of divisions to sign for Pompey.

He said: “I wasn’t playing and they were on a good run, so it was hard for me to get back into the team.

“I needed the opportunity to get out and play some games and I’ve been given the chance to do that here.

“I spoke to the manager (former Pompey coach) Stuart Gray and he couldn’t speak highly enough of this place. He said the fans would be great and that I’d enjoy my football here.”

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