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15 November 2015

Stevens calls for more freedom following Dons draw

The Fratton faithful were not the only ones feeling frustrated when Stuart Attwell blew the final whistle.

A goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon in front of the Sky Sports cameras was not the outcome the Pompey fans wanted.

But Enda Stevens was equally exasperated by their failure to really test Dons keeper Ben Wilson.

A chance early in each half was as close as the Blues came to snatching a winner on a wet and windy November afternoon.

And Stevens wants to see them play with more attacking freedom in order to break sides down.

The left-back said: “It was frustrating because we started off well in the first half, but we were on top without creating much.

“Gareth Evans nearly got a touch on Caolan Lavery’s cross in the first few seconds – other than that there weren’t many openings.

“We went a bit stale after the break and changed our formation, but it just wasn’t to be for us.

“We want to win every game and we go out looking to do just that – it’s not a case of us sitting back and being dominated.

“We’re in charge of most matches we play, so it’s just a case of keep knocking at the door and try to get the rub of the green. That might be all that it takes to get our confidence going again.

“Wimbledon got on top of us towards the end of the first half and we have to be careful about that.

“But we didn’t create enough chances and because we’re so solid, we can probably afford to be more risky, more spontaneous.

“We need to find a solution to break things down and an early goal could change everything.”

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