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AWFORD: TIME TO MOVE ON

23 February 2015

Boss wants to forget Cambridge rout and focus on Tranmere

Pompey produced an attacking masterclass to rout Cambridge at the Abbey Stadium on Saturday.

But Andy Awford would rather focus on what is to come than revel in his side’s incredible 6-2 triumph.

That result meant their unbeaten run was stretched to five games ahead of Tuesday evening’s clash with Tranmere.

And Awford is determined to extend that run and see Pompey continue to climb the League Two table.

The Blues boss said: “It was a fantastic performance from the whole team and to score six goals away from home is great.

“But now we have to get our feet back in the floor and prepare for a really tough game on Tuesday.

“It was wonderful to enjoy the winning feeling on Saturday night, but then our focus immediately turned to facing Tranmere.

“They’ve just beaten a Shrewsbury team who were on top of the league, so we know it won’t be easy.

“That result will have given them a bit of a lift and they’ll be coming here in confident mood.

“But if we can go on a run then it’s a fact that we will climb the table and the longer we go unbeaten, the higher we’re going to go.

“We’ve had a good return of points – that’s 11 from the last 15 available – and we’ve gone from 18th to 14th.

“We’re now in a bunch of teams in the middle of the division and it’s about staying there and then looking to push on.

“So we’re focused on getting three points against Tranmere – if it’s another 6-2 then great, but we’ll take a scrappy 1-0 as well.”

Pompey are in a hectic run of five games in the space of two weeks, but Awford is not looking too far ahead.

He said: “We’ve got a lot of matches coming quickly now, but it really is a case of taking them one at a time. I know it’s a cliché, but it’s true.”

Pompey are evens favourites to beat Tranmere. Bet at www.skybet.com/pompey to increase our chances of claiming £250,000 from the Sky Bet Transfer Fund.

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