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DOYLE: IT'S IN OUR HANDS

7 April 2017

Skipper looks ahead to Yeovil clash

Pompey have their destiny in their own hands.

Michael Doyle knows that they just have to keep winning in order to secure automatic promotion from League Two.

The Blues host Yeovil this weekend looking for a victory that would – at the very least – see them maintain a six-point gap over the chasing pack.

And with five victories from the past six games, Doyle insists that confidence among the squad is soaring.

Pompey’s skipper said: “Things have picked up and we’ve managed to get ourselves on a decent run of form.

“We’re in a great position and it’s in our hands – that’s all you can really ask for with just six games to go.

“When you have that confidence and belief in one another then it’s hard to stop. There’s nothing holding us back.

“It’s up to us to keep going and continue what we’ve been doing because there are a lot of big matches coming up.

“As long as you keep winning then you can just tick the games off and that’s why Saturday’s so important.

“If we win that then it gives us an unbelievable chance to get away from people and gives them less of an opportunity to catch us.

“We know how much it means to these fans and it would be brilliant for them if we can secure promotion. It would mean everything for the players as well if we manage to get over the line.”

Pompey’s previous clash with Yeovil ended goalless and was played in dense fog at Huish Park back in December.

Doyle said: “I remember being at the hotel and wondering how the game would go ahead.

“Once the warm-up had finished you couldn’t even see the fans if you were stood on the halfway line.

“It wasn’t a great game at all and certainly not one to remember, so hopefully it will be completely different on Saturday.”

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