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26 October 2015

Striker hoping to find home solution

Pompey have scored just one goal in their last three fixtures at Fratton Park.

But Caolan Lavery has promised that they will work hard to improve their home fortunes after three successive stalemates.

Mansfield were the latest side to frustrate the Blues with a performance that showed little attacking ambition.

And Lavery knows that they need to take early chances if they want their opponents to open up a bit more.

The on-loan striker said: “When you start so well and are on top then you have to get that goal in the first 20 or 30 minutes.

“Once you get ahead then it becomes a much easier game because other sides have to come out a bit more.

“The fans might not like it when they see us passing from left to right, but you need to do that for spaces to open up that you can attack.

“I thought we had control of Saturday’s game from start to finish, but it was difficult to break them down.

“Unfortunately it didn’t happen for us and the gaffer said we’ll be going back to the training ground and working on what we do in the final third.

“Hopefully that will help us in the future because maybe the final pass or cross isn’t always the right one.”

Lavery has been borrowed from Sheffield Wednesday until the new year and made his full debut against the Stags.

He said: “It was my first start in quite a while and I’d like a few more because I still feel I have another 20 per cent or so to give.

“I’ve loved every minute of my time here so far and met a lot of nice people, while the fans are brilliant.”

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