Boss focusing on Plymouth test
It might be hard to brush off the disappointment of Pompey’s Good Friday clash at Carlisle.
But Andy Awford insists that is exactly what the Blues need to do before facing Plymouth on Easter Monday.
Charlie Wyke’s goal deep into injury-time meant that they had to settle for a point at Brunton Park.
Now Pompey host a Pilgrims side who sit seventh in the League Two table with just six games remaining following a 1-1 draw with leaders Burton.
And Awford wants to focus on beating them rather than think about what might have been in the past.
The Blues boss said: “We didn’t get what we deserved at Carlisle, but we have to dust ourselves down and be ready to go again.
“Plymouth are at the other end of the table, so we need to give them a good game and hopefully take three points.
“They’ve been in and around the play-off places for most of the season and the ‘Dockyard Derby’ tag gives it a bit of extra spice.
“It’s a game that we’re looking forward to playing and we’ll be doing our best to give the fans something to cheer about.
“If we play to the same levels that we showed on Friday then we’ll be in with a decent chance of doing that.
“But he have to learn to win see games out because we didn’t do that against Carlisle.
“Sometimes we you need to be able to win ugly and that’s something we have to work on.”
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