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EVANS READY TO RETURN

30 October 2015

Winger hoping to feature against Notts County

It was a moment of madness that cost him his place in the Pompey side for three matches.

So Gareth Evans is hoping he can make a quick return to the starting 11 after serving his suspension.

The winger sat out matches against Newport, Stevenage and Mansfield following his red card towards the end of a victory at Cambridge earlier this month.

But he is not feeling complacent about his chances of being recalled for this weekend’s trip to Notts County.

Evans said: “It was disappointing to get sent off at such a stupid time, but you make mistakes in life and have to live and learn.

“There was a rush of blood to the head and I’ve paid by missing the last three games, so I’m glad to be back and available again.

“But the strength of depth that we have in this squad means that it is difficult to work your way back into the side.

“I’ve got it all to do if I want to return and it’s a case of trying to impress on the training ground in order to do that.”

Pompey have dropped just four of a possible 21 points on the road this season and will be looking to build on that impressive record at Meadow Lane.

Evans said: “Our away form is really good and we’re keen to keep that going by picking up another three points.

“We’ve looked really solid and kept the goals conceded to a minimum – and that’s not just down to the back four.

“But we need to score a few more goals and try to be more creative, while also staying patient.

“A few players have chipped in this season and we haven’t just relied on one person to score. It’s been shared around.”

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