Defender interviewed in Rovers programme
Adam Webster may have only recently turned 21, but he is already the longest serving member of the Pompey squad.
And the defender is revelling in the opportunity to play first team football at Fratton Park.
He has missed just two league games since breaking up the partnership of Matt Clarke and Christian Burgess in the middle of October.
But Webster – who was not risked for last week’s defeat to Leyton Orient because of a slight hamstring problem – knows there is competition for a place in the Blues back-line.
“When we were in League One a few years ago, I wasn’t in the team at the beginning, but ended up having quite a good season on a personal level,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash with Bristol Rovers.
“I used that experience as a bit of motivation this time around. I set out with the intention of playing a lot of games, but you don’t know what’s going to happen.
“This is probably the longest spell I’ve had in the side since I’ve been involved with the first team – which has been four years now.
“But you can’t take anything for granted. There are two other young centre-halves here who provide great competition for a place in the defence and it provides a bit of a headache for the gaffer.”
To read the full interview – where Webster also reveals how happy he is to be used in his favoured position – pick up a copy of the matchday magazine from programme sellers around the ground on Saturday.
Also in issue 22, Gareth Evans dishes the dirt on his team-mates and Ryan Fulton selects his dream team.
We take an in-depth look at Bristol Rovers before delving into the archives to take a walk down memory lane.
There are also exclusive columns from chairman Iain McInnes, manager Paul Cook and skipper Michael Doyle.
All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.