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Man In The Middle

Naismith enjoys central role for Pompey

18 August 2017

Kal Naismith in action for Pompey

Kal Naismith is a central figure in Pompey’s squad – in more ways than one.

The top scorer for last season’s League Two title triumph has featured in every game so far this term.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett sees the Scotsman enjoying more success playing through the middle, rather than out wide.

And, ahead of Saturday’s clash with Walsall at Fratton Park, Naismith has revealed that it is a view he shares.

He said: “I do like playing through the middle and I feel that I’ve got a better chance of scoring goals and helping the team in that position.

“It just kind of clicked for me when I was put there last season, but I’ll go wherever I’m picked.

"I do like playing through the middle and I feel that I’ve got a better chance of scoring goals."

Kal Naismith

“I’m always buzzing to come out and play at a packed Fratton Park, so we’re all looking forward to the match.

“The Rochdale game was tight and it was the same against Oxford, but we just didn’t react very well to their first goal.

“I’m sure it will be close again when Walsall come here on Saturday and we just need to iron out a few things that we’ve been working hard on.

“It’s still early doors and there are a lot of good sides in this division – but we’re one of them.”

Naismith opened his account for the campaign in Wednesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy draw with Fulham U21.

He said: “It was nice to get a goal and just to see the ball hitting the back of the net again.

“You want to get off the mark as early as possible and hopefully I can now go on to get a few more this season.”


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