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Shorey: A Fair Result

8 March 2014

Defender says Pompey didn’t deserve to beat Cheltenham

It looked like Pompey would snatch victory when Wes Fogden’s low shot headed towards goal late on.

But the ball was hacked off the line and the Blues had to settle for a goalless draw against Cheltenham.

And Nicky Shorey felt a point each was the fair result in a game of few clear-cut openings at Fratton Park.

The defender was happy to see Pompey keep another clean sheet, but knows they must do better at the other end.

Shorey said: “There wasn’t a lot in the game and it probably wasn’t great for the fans to watch. It was frustrating for us as well.

“It was a pretty even game and I don’t think either side deserved to win it.

“The whole team are contributing towards the clean sheets and now we need to make sure we’re getting it right at the other end of the pitch.

“We need a bit more quality and if we can put the two things together then we can march up the league.

“We’ve made quite a bit of progress and it’s never going to be easy when you bring so many new players in.

“The conditions haven’t been great either and hopefully the pitches will get better as we approach the end of the season.

“We’re getting there slowly and it doesn’t happen overnight. We’re working hard on the training ground and I’m sure we’ll get to where we want to be.”

Shorey started his Pompey career in a midfield role, but has been shifted to left-back in recent weeks.

He said: “I enjoy it in the centre, but with the way we play it’s probably better suited for others in there. I’m enjoying my time here and I’m happy play wherever they want me.”

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