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27 December 2015

Skipper looking forward to Luton test

The festive football programme offers very little time to recover between matches.

But Michael Doyle knows that Pompey have to put things right when Luton visit Fratton Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Blues had Adam Webster sent off as they were beaten 3-2 at Leyton Orient on Boxing Day.

So Doyle is happy that they have an immediate opportunity to get that out of their system by beating the Hatters.

Pompey’s skipper said: “When you lose a game it’s great to have another one come around so quickly.

“We’re at home and there’s going to be a full house, so I can wait and we need to try to put in a better performance.

“Our form at Fratton Park has been really good of late and we’ll be working hard to make sure that continues.

“When you let teams off the hook like we did at Leyton Orient then you’re going to get punished and we can’t let that happen again.

“A lot of fans made the journey on Boxing Day and we let them down, so it’s up to us to put things right.

“We need to be really positive going into this next run of games because we want to kick on and climb further up the table.”

Former Pompey player and manager Andy Awford is currently in caretaker charge of Luton, but Doyle will not be distracted by that.

He said: “There aren’t too many players remaining from his time here, although I’m sure the fans will give him a good welcome.

“For us, though, it’s just another game that we want to go out and win. We’re only focused on getting three points.”

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