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O’Keefe feels that Blues are starting to gel

15 October 2017

Pompey midfielder Stuart O'Keefe in action against MK Dons at Fratton Park

Stuart O’Keefe hailed Pompey’s victory over MK Dons as their best display of the season so far.

A first half brace from Oliver Hawkins ensured that the dominant Blues collected all three points at Fratton Park.

It followed the previous week’s win at Gillingham and is the first time that they have triumphed in successive league games this term.

And O’Keefe believes that, with a host of new players arriving over the summer, the squad are starting to gel.

The midfielder said: “I think that’s the best performance – especially in the first half when we looked so comfortable.

“We used the ball well, played at a good tempo and were a real threat. It’s starting to come together now.

"When it all comes together for us in front of this crowd – and we’re playing with confidence and conviction – then that’s hard for teams to play against."

Stuart O'Keefe

“Last Sunday’s game seemed to give us confidence and you could see that with the goals that we scored.

“When it all comes together for us in front of this crowd – and we’re playing with confidence and conviction – then that’s hard for teams to play against.

“This club’s in a bit of a transition period with the takeover, new manager and players going in and out.

“With so many games – it’s been Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday – we haven’t had time to work on much.

“But the boys that have come in, settled down and got to know the place, so I’m sure it’s onwards and upwards for us now.

“It’s a hard week coming up with Doncaster and Blackburn both away, so it was important that we got this result.”

Away from the league, Pompey will discover their FA Cup first round opponents when the draw is made on Monday evening.

O’Keefe said: “A home tie would be ideal because we have a lot of travelling, but we’ll look forward to taking on whoever we get.”


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