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DAVIES TARGETS FAST START

26 February 2016

Defender confident ahead of Cambridge clash

Ben Davies has targeted a quick opening against Cambridge on Saturday.

Pompey scored twice in the first half of their last Fratton outing against Bristol Rovers a fortnight ago.

But that was followed by back-to-back away games at Yeovil and Barnet that yielded just a single point.

The Blues have now dropped to eighth in the League Two table, but Davies is confident they can turn their form around.

He said: “A couple of disappointing results mean there’s a bit more pressure on us to do well at home.

“It’s a tough league and you’re not always allowed to play free-flowing football – we looked at the stats from the Barnet game and in the first half the ball was only in play for about 20 minutes.

“But we’re up for it, ready to go and looking forward to taking on Cambridge on Saturday.

“Hopefully we can do what we did in the Bristol Rovers game and get off to a strong start.

“We always back ourselves whoever we play and especially when we’re at Fratton Park. We’re still feeling confident.

“We’ve got the players in our squad to go on a run and at the moment we’re underachieving, so we’ve got to turn words in actions and put things right.”

Davies believes that Pompey have the right blend of players in their squad to realise their ambitions this season.

The right-back said: “We’ve got experienced lads here and that’s especially vital when you’re playing in front of big crowds.

“But the young lads have been brilliant this season and it’s great that so many of them are involved week in, week out.”

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s clash with Cambridge and you can secure your seat online here.

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