Midfield targets victory at Yeovil
The Christmas season is always an enjoyable period for football fans.
With a load of games in a short space of time, it provides the perfect excuse to escape the family for a few hours.
But Danny Rose is also pleased with Pompey’s hectic schedule of festive fixtures, which continues with tonight’s clash at Yeovil.
The midfielder knows that it gives them a chance to close in on Doncaster, Plymouth and Carlisle – the sides that currently occupy the automatic promotions spots in League Two.
He said: “We just need to keep putting pressure on those three teams that are above us in the table.
“They’re looking over their shoulders and seeing a side like Pompey who are ready to fight for every point.
“We’re on a decent run at the moment – certainly away from home – and if we can win at Yeovil, we put ourselves in a good position ahead of games against two promotion chasing sides.
“We’ve got Luton coming up soon as well and we certainly showed what we’re capable of at their place earlier in the season.”
Pompey travel to Huish Park on the back of a dramatic Boxing Day contest at Newport, with Rose netting their first in a 3-2 victory.
He said: “There were a lot of highs and lows throughout the game and, considering the pitch, our performance wasn’t too bad in the first half.
“We had to regroup after conceding the second goal, but showed our strength of character in difficult conditions.
“I was pleased to get myself into the box and finish a move off, but more importantly it was able to get us back in the contest.
“As a group we all knew that if we managed to get one goal, then we could go on and win that game.”