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CHAPLIN: PLYMOUTH PAIN DRIVES US ON

13 April 2017

Striker interviewed in Friday's programme

Conor Chaplin is hoping to create happy memories at the end of the current campaign.

Pompey are currently well-placed for automatic promotion ahead of a Good Friday clash with second-placed Plymouth.

It was Argyle who knocked them out of the play-offs last season, courtesy of a last-gasp goal at Home Park.

Chaplin admits it was a difficult experience to recover from, but believes it has made the Blues stronger.

“Something like that will never leave you,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Friday’s clash. “I won’t forget the feeling when all their fans were running on the pitch or in the dressing room afterwards.

“I didn’t look round at the other guys for ages because I had my head in my hands. That’s the worst thing I’ve experienced professionally.

“You have to use those memories to drive you forward and make sure you don’t experience it again. 

“But we’re in a much better position this season and we’re looking forward to the remaining matches.

“Games against Plymouth have been big occasions over the past two seasons, so I’m sure the atmosphere will be incredible.”

To read the full interview – where Conor also discusses Pompey’s promotion hopes and his personal goal tally – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around Fratton Park.

Also in issue 24, Noel Hunt takes the 20 Questions challenge, while we test Carl Baker’s general knowledge.

There is an in-depth look at Plymouth, 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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