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CLARKE: WE'RE IN A GOOD PLACE

31 March 2017

Defender looking for more joy at Hartlepool

With seven games to go, the finish line is starting to become clear for Pompey.

The Blues know they have their destiny in their own hands in the hunt for automatic promotion from League Two.

Closest challengers Stevenage are six points further behind and with a vastly inferior goal difference.

But ahead of Saturday's trip to Hartlepool, Matt Clarke knows there is still plenty of work for Pompey to do before they can celebrate a successful season.

He said: “We’re in a good place at the moment and if we continue to do what we have been doing, then we’ll be fine.

“It feels like seven cup finals to come now and hopefully at the end of that we’ll achieve what we’ve all been looking for.

“Promotion would be massive for me at this stage of my career – especially after what happened last season.

“To come back from that disappointment and go up straight away would just be massive for all of us.

“But we’re not really going to talk about that too much until you can look at the table and say we’re definitely promoted.”

Clarke has built a strong partnership with Christian Burgess this season, but knows that neither of them can be complacent.

He said: “We’ve had a good relationship, but we saw last week that Tom Davies came in and we can still win games.

“The strength of this squad is there for all to see. We all come into training every day and want to improve – we’re striving for perfection.”

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