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DOYLE WANTS TO REWARD SUPPORT

27 March 2016

Skipper hoping for Easter joy against Dons

It only took a few hours for Pompey fans to snap up their allocation of tickets for the Easter Monday visit to AFC Wimbledon.

That is despite the Cherry Red Records Stadium contest – which kicks-off at 12.45pm – being televised live on Sky Sports.

The Blues go into the game on the back of a fine 4-0 victory over Notts County at the start of the bank holiday weekend.

And Michael Doyle is determined to give their supporters plenty to cheer by closing the gap on the top three.

Pompey’s skipper said: “We have a lot of fans wherever we play and we’ve sold out our allocation again – it’s great to have that kind of backing.

“So we want to keep making them happy – as well as making ourselves happy – by getting as far up the league as we can.

“There are eight games to go and AFC Wimbledon will probably be putting pressure on themselves to get a win.

“But all we can do is focus on is ourselves, try to be as positive as we can and get the result we’re all looking for.

“We’ve given ourselves a bit of work to do in order to get to where we want to be, so we’ve just got to win as many as we can and see where we end up.”

The Dons are currently sitting ninth in the League Two table and are four points outside the play-off places.

Doyle said: “It’s going to be a difficult game against a fairly physical and well organised team.

“They’ve been up there for most of the season, although they did have a bit of a setback at Hartlepool on Friday.

“I’m sure they’ll be looking for a response to that, especially in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

“So hopefully we can replicate our performance against Notts County and also show our away form from the first half of the season.”

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