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Donohue doesn’t want to give up play-off berth

31 December 2017

Dion Donohue in action for Pompey

Pompey have worked hard to barge their way into the play-off reckoning.

So now that they have claimed a spot inside the League One top six, Dion Donohue is determined not to give it up.

The Blues have won six of their past eight league matches to overhaul the likes of Charlton and Peterborough in the standings.

And Donohue is looking to maintain that good form with a positive result at Bristol Rovers on New Year’s Day.

He said: “We’ve got that final play-off place currently and hopefully we can now cement our position in the top six.

“When you look at the table and see yourselves there it gives you a real boost. We’ve got there and we’re planning on staying there.

"When you look at the table and see yourselves there it gives you a real boost."

Dion Donohue

“Any away game is a challenge, but if we perform to the level we’re capable of, then I have every confidence we can come away with three points.

“I don’t really worry too much about what the opposition can do to be honest – it’s all about how we play.

“We’ve got a few injuries at the moment, although the manager trusts the young players and our squad is strong enough.”

Donohue made his first league start in almost two months in Saturday’s home victory over Northampton, chipping in with an assist.

He said: “It was good to be back out there on a personal level after not being in the team for a while. I had to wait for my chance and hopefully I can stay in the side.

“We were the better team. You look at the chances we had and although it finished 3-1, we could have scored five or six.

“There were so many opportunities created and overall it was a really good way for us to finish the year.”

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