Defender interviewed in Crawley programme
Pompey were not beaten at home on too many occasions last season.
But Enda Stevens knows that they have to turn more draws into wins if they want to achieve success this term.
They did beat Colchester in their last south coast outing, which came after a draw with Carlisle on the opening day.
And with four of the next six games on their own patch, Stevens is hoping for a big haul of points.
“Our away form wasn’t too bad last season, but we’ve spoken a lot about the need to improve our record at Fratton Park,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash with Crawley.
“There’s no better time to do that than over the next few weeks when we’ve got so many home games.
“It’s difficult sometimes and we have to deal with the fact that teams turn up here and it’s a massive occasion for them.
“You have to adjust the way you play, especially with sides adopting a number of different systems against us and even man-marking us when they come to Fratton Park.”
To read the full interview – where Stevens also discusses last season’s play-off heartache, building partnerships on the pitch and Pompey’s current form – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.
Also in issue three, Brandon Haunstrup takes the 20 Questions challenge, while we test Tom Davies’ general knowledge.
There’s an in-depth look at Crawley, 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.