Midfielder interviewed in AFC Wimbledon programme
He has had to be patient, but Danny Hollands is enjoying his run in the side.
The midfielder failed to start any of Pompey’s opening eight League Two matches this season.
He remained patient, however, and been rewarded with regular action over the past few weeks.
And Hollands has urged other members of the Blues squad who are not currently in the side to follow the same example.
“Quite a few guys moved on at the end of the last season as the manager looked to build his own squad,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Sunday’s clash with AFC Wimbledon.
“Thankfully I’m still here and I want to be part of what he’s trying to achieve. We know what he wants us to do and we’re confident we can make that happen.
“You’ve got to get your head down and work hard to prove yourself – I’ve certainly had to do that.
“I wasn’t in the team at the start of the season and it’s tough. It does get you down, but there’s no use sulking about it because you can always change someone’s opinion and work your way into the reckoning.
“I’ve have had a run of games in recent weeks and have enjoyed that. Everyone wants to be in the side and I’m no different.”
Read the full interview – where Hollands also discusses Pompey’s start to the season – by picking up a programme from sellers around the ground on Sunday.
Also in issue 12, Matt Tubbs dishes the dirt on his team-mates and Adam Barton selects his dream team.
We take an in-depth look at AFC Wimbledon before delving into the archives to take a walk down memory lane.
There are also exclusive columns from chairman Iain McInnes, manager Paul Cook and skipper Michael Doyle.
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