Boss looks ahead to Mansfield trip
Just two victories in 22 matches.
That is all Pompey have to show from their efforts on the road in League Two this season.
They have one last chance to build on that with a trip to face Mansfield – another side guaranteed to play fourth tier football next term – this weekend.
And Gary Waddock is hopeful his troops can send the large travelling contingent home with smiles on their faces.
The caretaker Blues boss said: “We’ve got our pride and we’re representing this fantastic football club. We also owe it to the supporters to give it our all.
“I’ve been very impressed with the number of fans that go to away games – it’s amazing really.
“We’d like to get a result for them because our form on the road hasn’t been the best and we want to put it right at Mansfield.
“I’ve been encouraged by the way we’ve played in our last couple of games, but we haven’t been rewarded for that and I’d like that to change.
“Once these two games are finished then the players can think about switching off and going on holiday.
“Until that point we’ll remain professional in our approach and make sure we play to a decent standard.”
Nyron Nosworthy has been added to Pompey’s long injury list after suffering a hamstring injury in last week’s defeat to Bury, but James Dunne could feature after returning to training.
Waddock said: “We’ve got a lot of players out at the moment and couldn’t fill the bench last Saturday.
“We’ll have a look at James Dunne to see if there was any reaction to him returning to training and then go with the lads who are fit and available.”
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