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DAVIES: WE NEED TO BUILD MOMENTUM

24 April 2016

Right-back wants Pompey to build on Wycombe win

Ben Davies says Pompey cannot afford to take their foot of the gas in the final few games of the season.

A 2-1 victory over Wycombe means that they have virtually secured a place in the top seven – even if one more point is required to make it mathematically certain.

Gary Roberts and Conor Chaplin scored to see off the Chairboys, who set-up a nervy finale courtesy of Sido Jombati’s fine free-kick.

And Davies hopes the Blues can continue to pick up points in their final three games against AFC Wimbledon, Hartlepool and champions Northampton.

The right-back said: “It was an important win for us – we’re more or less in the play-offs now, so we can start planning ahead.

“We were a bit sluggish at the start and looked slightly nervous, but after that we could have easily been three or four goals up.

“It was comfortable for us at the back, while the lads going forward were cutting Wycombe to pieces.

“But fair play to them because they kept going, scored a decent free-kick and had a couple of other good chances.

“I suppose after the Plymouth game and a few other results this season, it meant we were always going to be hanging on a bit.

“We wanted automatic promotion and we’ve almost certainly missed out on that, but it’s still an achievement to get into the top seven.

“It could mean that the last few games are almost meaningless, but it’s important that we gather some momentum.

“We need to be at full throttle, keep ploughing on and make sure that we’re ready to face whoever it may be.”

Davies was replaced by Kieron Freeman after an hour, but has reassured fans that he is not carrying an injury.

He said: “I’m fine, but we’ve had a lot of games recently and it’s important that everyone feels fresh if we’re going to be in the play-offs.”

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