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BARCHAM ENJOYS UNFAMILIAR ROLE

14 March 2015

Andy pleased to help Blues see off Luton

It was his first start in more than a month.

And Andy Barcham revelled in the opportunity to help Pompey beat Luton at Fratton Park.

A goal in each half from Matt Tubbs and Ryan Taylor did the damage as the Blues moved up one place to 13th in the League Two table.

Barcham was used in an unfamiliar wing-back role, but was simply happy to be back in the side.

He said: “The gaffer gave me a chance in the team and hopefully I did well enough to keep my place.

“It’s hard to curb your natural instincts, but I had a defensive role to do and had to stop myself pushing further up the pitch.

“The management were giving me some pointers when I was on that side in the first half and I took it all on board.

“I haven’t had the amount of games that I would like and it has been frustrating, but now I just want to enjoy the rest of the season and play as much as possible.

“It was difficult at times, especially when Luton came at us in the second half, but we knew that was coming.

“They put us under the cosh at a bit, but we stayed strong and got a very good result.

“At this stage of the season the points are all that matters and thankfully we got all of them.

“Everyone worked really hard and we did well to close things out after getting the two-goal cushion.”

The victory moved Pompey to within eight points of the play-off places, but Barcham is not getting carried away.

He said: “It’s best just to take things one game at a time and our thoughts are already turning to Cheltenham on Tuesday.”

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