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PATIENCE A VIRTUE FOR LINGANZI

25 November 2016

Midfielder interviewed in Stevenage programme

He has only just been available for selection again following a three-match ban.

But Amine Linganzi will not be sulking if he has to bide his time before returning to Pompey’s starting line-up.

A red card at Cambridge in last month’s 1-0 victory saw the midfielder endure a spell in the stands.

Michael Doyle and Danny Rose have impressed as a duo in his absence and Linganzi is prepared to be patient.

“It’s not just about me – it’s about the team,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash. “Of course I was disappointed to receive the red card and I was happy when we went on to win the game.

“But we’ve got fantastic players like Danny Rose and Michael Doyle in my position and if they’re enjoying themselves and have a smile on their face then I’m happy.

“It’s not a problem for me and I just need to work hard on the training pitch to make sure that I’m ready to play whenever I’m needed.

“This club have looked after me very and I really respect them for that. Now I just need to pay them back by giving 100 per cent on the pitch – more than that, 115 per cent!”

To read the full interview – where Linganzi also discusses his Pompey future and the importance of enjoying football – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 12, Drew Talbot takes the 20 Questions challenge, while we test Liam O’Brien’s general knowledge.

There’s an in-depth look at Stevenage, plus exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Paul Cook and Michael Doyle.

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.

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