Skipper looking for first win at Morecambe
Michael Doyle knows that it will not be easy to record a first victory of the season at Morecambe.
But Pompey’s skipper believes that they will be in the best possible condition for the Globe Arena clash.
The Blues stayed up north following Saturday’s draw at Crewe to cut down on the travelling times.
And Doyle hopes that the squad will make the most of that by claiming all three points against the Shrimps.
He said: “It was always going to be a tough week for us and so we’ve tried to get everything right in terms of our preparation.
“The club have been good enough to let us stay up in between the games, so it’s now it’s up to us as players.
“We have to make sure we do our job on the pitch and will be working as hard we can to get all three points.
“We got a bit sloppy at Crewe and were caught on the break a few times, so that’s something we need to cut out.
“It was hard to break them down and that was disappointing, but if you don’t win then the important thing is that you don’t lose.
“That gives us something to build on at Morecambe and hopefully we can go there and get the win.
“It’s going to be tough, but we’re ready for it and want a good result to take back to Fratton Park.”
Morecambe will be in confident mood after following up their cup victory over Rotherham by beating Blackpool at the weekend.
Doyle said: “They usually start the season pretty well and that’s exactly what’s happened this time around.
“We went up there last season and the pitch was terrible, but it should be decent at this time of year.”