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DOYLE: WE WON'T MAKE EXCUSES

18 August 2015

Skipper pleased with strong start

It was all change at Fratton Park over the summer.

Paul Cook soon set about assembling a squad he believed could challenge in League Two, bringing in 14 players.

One of those was Michael Doyle, who has worn the captain’s armband in both of Pompey’s league matches this term.

And the midfielder is delighted with the speed at which he and his new team-mates have gelled on the south coast.

Doyle said: “We’ve got a strong squad and that’s showing at the minute with the results we’ve got.

“It was a hard pre-season with a lot of new players coming in and it’s great to see how quickly everyone’s come together.

“We’ve all wanted to do well and haven’t made any excuses – it’s just been heads down and get on with it.

“That’s the mentality we’ve got and we’re all prepared to do whatever the manager asks of us.

“But winning a couple of league games and one in the cup doesn’t give you any right to start looking too far ahead.”

Pompey travel to Crawley on Tuesday night as they look to record a fourth successive victory.

Doyle said: “It’s going to be a very tight game and I don’t think there will be a lot in it.

“Going to any away ground in League Two is never easy and it won’t be any different at Crawley.

“But the most important is to focus on our own game and not worry too much about the opposition.”

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