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NAISMITH FOCUSED ON EXETER TEST

1 March 2016

Winger not looking past St James Park clash

Pompey have already come off second best against Exeter this season.

They lost a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie in Devon back in September and then suffered a Fratton league defeat a few weeks later.

So Kal Naismith is hoping for a change of fortunes as the Blues try to put together a run of victories.

And after starting Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Cambridge, the winger is not looking past their trip to St James Park.

He said: “We’re just looking for that bit of consistency and if we can find that then there are plenty of points that can be made up.

“But we’re just taking each game as it comes – Tuesday is another huge test for us at Exeter.

“If we can win there then it’s happy days and we’ll move on to the next one, but for now our focus is only on what’s immediately ahead.

“They’re a decent side. I made my debut against them in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and they’ve got tricky wingers.

“Exeter have also got Jayden Stockley up front, of course, and he’s a handful for anyone on his day.”

Naismith limped off in the second half at the weekend, but has fully recovered and is looking to break his Pompey goal duck.

He said: “I got a bit of a knock on my knee, but it’s settled down well and I’m fit and ready to go again.

“I haven’t scored in a competitive match for a long time, but I’m hopeful it will come sooner rather than later.”

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