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20 October 2015

Midfielder says that Pompey won't settle

Pompey might be sitting second in the League Two table, having lost just once all season.

But Adam Barton is not content to rest on his laurels ahead of Stevenage’s visit to Fratton Park.

The Blues have shone on the road – recently securing back-to-back triumphs at Cambridge and Newport – but won just twice on their own patch.

And Barton believes that only victories will do for a side with Pompey’s ambition.

The midfielder said: “There’s no question about drawing or losing when we go out onto the pitch – our focus is win, win, win.

“None of the players ever think about anything else and we don’t play for draws, even if we’re 2-1 down.

“The fans have high expectations, but so do we and I think we have a strong enough team to win games comfortably.

“We’re still finding our feet as a team and it was never going to just click overnight, but I’m hoping it will be a really good season.

“I think this is one of the strongest squads I’ve ever been involved with and even the young lads have got so much ability.”

A groin injury delayed the start to Barton’s Pompey career, but he has been a regular in recent weeks.

The summer signing said: “It was frustrating – especially when you’re trying to settle into a new club that’s far away from home. But that’s in the past and I can put it to bed now.

“I came here to play as many games as I can and I’m getting a good run in the side at the moment.

“There’s a lot of pressure to do well in every game, but you just need to keep your head down and try to do what the manager wants.”

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