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EVANS HAILS 'SCARY' ATTACK

14 December 2015

Goalscorer pleased with Pompey's form

Gareth Evans believes Pompey’s attacking threat will terrify the rest of the division.

The Blues have netted 14 times in their last four League Two games, hitting four unanswered goals past Hartlepool on Saturday.

Evans was among the scorers, with Caolan Lavery, Marc McNulty and an Adam Jackson own-goal completing the damage.

And the winger hopes that Pompey’s abundance of creative players can fire them into the automatic promotion spots over the festive period.

He said: “It was a great result against Hartlepool and also a really pleasing performance – that’s 10 goals in our last two home league games.

“We certainly seemed to have solved the issue of scoring at Fratton Park and now we need to crack on from here.

“We’re really starting to look a threat with Caolan and Marc, while Adam McGurk won us the game the previous week and we’ve got other attacking players coming back from injury.

“The amount of talent we’ve got is scary really and it’s not a surprise that the goals have been coming.

“The gaffer has said that if you get your shirt then it’s up to you to keep it. You’re going to need a seven or eight out of 10 performance every week.

“We’ve got a really big run of games coming up over Christmas and hopefully we can go to Northampton and get a result on Saturday.

“We’ve made a few statements with our recent results and now we want to make another one.”

Evans bagged his fourth goal of the season against Pools, although it was not up there with his best.

He said: “I’ve had a few chances in recent weeks and got the ball on target, but have almost been striking it too cleanly.

“It wasn’t a great effort at the weekend – a bit of a shank really – but it went in and that’s what counts.”

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