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11 September 2015

Right-back interviewed in Barnet programme

Ben Davies has backed Pompey to find some form at Fratton.

They beat Dagenham on the opening day, but have drawn each of the last two home league games.

The Blues were frustrated in their attempts to defeat Accrington last Saturday and failed to create many clear-cut openings.

And Davies believes a mixture of quality on the ball and sheer hard graft is the formula for success.

“If we play to the standard we’re capable of then we’ll be able to cut teams apart,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash with Barnet. “But we just didn’t move the ball quickly enough against Accrington last week and didn’t play with our normal high tempo.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play in higher leagues, but know that you have to be up for every game in this division.

“No disrespect to some of the other sides, but they perhaps don’t have a lot of quality on the ball and so they’ll make up for that through hard work. If you can’t match them for that then you’ll get turned over.

“But with the quality we’ve got in our squad we have to keep attacking and go for the win. If we get our flair players on the ball then we know they’re capable of causing plenty of problems.”

Read the full interview – where Davies also discusses the pressure on Pompey to win promotion this season – by picking up a copy of the programme from sellers around Fratton Park on Saturday.

Also in issue six, Adam Webster dishes the dirt on his team-mates and Nigel Atangana selects his dream team.

We take an in-depth look at Barnet before delving into the Pompey archives to take a walk down memory lane.

There are also exclusive columns from chairman Iain McInnes, manager Paul Cook and skipper Michael Doyle.

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.

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