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12 March 2017

Skipper says Pompey’s position is strong

A week can certainly be a long time in football.

Defeat to Crewe the previous weekend rightly led to Pompey receiving criticism for their performance.

The Blues have since secured back-to-back wins on the road, however, to climb into the automatic promotion places.

A 4-0 victory at Colchester on Saturday was one of Pompey’s strongest showings of the season.

And Michael Doyle – who opened his account for the season in the rout – wants to keep the positivity flowing.

Pompey’s skipper said: “I’m delighted for all the lads, the fans and everyone associated with the club.

“At the same stage last week we were having everything thrown at us and told we weren’t good enough to go up.

“But the support we’ve had in these past two games has been incredible – they fans kept lifting us when we needed them.

“Winning is all that matters at the moment and we looked really strong, but it’s just important that we build on this now.

“We’ve had a couple of big performances when we were under pressure and it puts us in a strong position going into Tuesday’s game.

“We want to keep the momentum and positivity going, and we’ll do all we can to get this club promoted.”

Doyle wrapped up the scoring late on following a quick counter-attack, but knows that the hard work had already been done.

He said: “The game was over at that stage, so I made a late run and just followed up when Kal’s shot was saved.

“Eoin was under pressure, but he’s starting to get his match fitness up and I thought he was outstanding. He deserved his goal.

“Then Kyle and Danny scored and they were the ones that won us the game – after that it was just a matter of seeing it through.”

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