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28 October 2016

Keeper looking for better at Cambridge

David Forde wants Pompey to start turning their dominance into points.

The Blues controlled the first half against Notts County last Saturday, but could only go in level at the break before slipping to a 2-1 defeat.

They have been undone by moments of carelessness at the back this term and not turning chances into goals.

And Forde knows that must change if Pompey are to close the five-point gap on the automatic promotion spots.

The keeper said: “We need to rectify what happened last week when we go to Cambridge on Saturday.

“The performance and chances were certainly there, but it was a disappointing result and that’s what counts.

“It seems to be a pattern of the season so far and we’ve got to eradicate individual errors, while sometimes sloppiness and complacency slips into our play.

“The manager has been working hard on that this week. He’s made us aware of the issues and it’s up to us to remedy things this weekend.

“I’ve been in football a long time and know that we need to take our chances when we’re dominating games.

“If you don’t then it can have an effect at the other end of the pitch, putting pressure on the back four and myself.

“At the moment we seem to be getting punished when opposition teams get chances, but we all want to keep clean sheets.

“It’s a bit of a trend at the moment, but I’m confident that will come good as the season progresses.

“The fans have been fantastic and now it’s case of all sticking together and remaining patient because it’s still quite early in the season.”

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