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5 October 2015

Captain confident that home form will improve

Pompey have not been able to repeat their fine away form at home so far this season.

But Michael Doyle is confident that their Fratton fortunes will soon start to change.

Yeovil were the latest side to head to the south coast and frustrate the Blues with their lack of attacking ambition.

And Doyle believes that Pompey need to take chances earlier in order to force a change of approach from their opponents.

The Blues skipper said: “Our home form has been very frustrating this season, although we’re feeling positive about putting it right.

“Teams are obviously coming here and setting up with plenty of men behind the ball, which makes it hard to break them down.

“Not one side has really come out and tried to play against us – we’ve been the aggressors in every match.

“But we’re all working well together and I think it will all click in the long-term.

“We’ve had early chances in games that we haven’t been able to take and when we manage to do that, it’ll be interesting to see how our opponents react.

“If some of them start going in then it forces the other side to come out a bit more and opens the game up.

“I’m sure that will happen for us sooner rather than later and I’m looking forward to the day that it does.”

There were more than 17,000 inside Fratton Park to watch the Yeovil draw and Doyle wishes he could have given them more to celebrate.

He said: “There have been some great results and some disappointing ones – it’s just annoying that the latter have been at home.

“I understand that the fans might be feeling a bit frustrated at the moment – and the players are feeling the same.

“We just ask them to stick with us and get behind the team – as they always do – because it will turn. It’s as simple as that.

“We’re trying to play the game in the right way and when it works it’s the best football to watch. We’ve shown glimpses of that.”

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