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7 September 2015

Skipper not satisfied with unbeaten start

Pompey are one of just three sides who have yet to be beaten in League Two this season.

A haul of 12 points from a possible 18 leaves them sitting fourth in the table, with Wycombe and Oxford the only other sides still to suffer a defeat.

But Michael Doyle is far from satisfied after the Blues failed to win for the second home game in succession.

After last month’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Morecambe, they played out a more sedate goalless stalemate against Accrington.

And Doyle felt that Pompey did not play at a high enough level to deserve victory against Stanley at the weekend. 

The Blues skipper said: “We are really disappointed with the draw and were lacklustre all over.

“Perhaps we were a bit too cautious after what happened in the Morecambe game, but we felt we were in a good position at half-time to go on and get the win.

“We just didn’t make things happen, though, and were very sloppy. We looked a bit lethargic.

“It wasn’t that we didn’t go out there and try to play – it’s just that we didn’t play well enough.

“We’re all frustrated because we wanted to make things happen, but we didn’t do enough to deserve the win.

“That’s two home games now that – with the high standards we’ve set ourselves – we expected to win and haven’t.

“If we want to break teams down then we have to move the ball quicker and try to force things.

“There’s still a long way to go before we get to where we want to be because home games should be our bread and butter."

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