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18 September 2015

Defender looking to extend unbeaten run at Oxford

Christian Burgess is aware that Pompey’s long unbeaten league run has to come to an end at some point.

But the defender is hoping that it does not happen when they travel to Oxford this weekend.

The Blues currently sit third in League Two and are the only side in the division who have yet to taste defeat.

Burgess, however, is adamant that they will not be looking to settle for just a point at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

He said: “It will be a good test as Oxford have been tipped heavily to do well this season, but the boys are all looking forward to it.

“It should be a decent game of football and we would like to think that we could keep our unbeaten run going.

“Going there without losing after seven games gives you confidence, although it is always going to end somewhere along the line.

“The mentality we have to go out and not settle for less than a win means that we will eventually lose.

“But I’d like to keep that unbeaten run going as long as possible because there are some good vibes around the camp and winning obviously helps that.

“The training ground is a good place to be and the lads stay well into the afternoon playing table tennis, etc.”

Pompey were heavily tipped for promotion in the summer, but Burgess has no problem with that added pressure.

He said: “When you look at the calibre of the players out there then that is why, as a team, there are great expectations on us.”

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