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Debut Delight For Walkes

Defender scores in draw with Doncaster

3 February 2018

Anton Walkes scores for Pompey against Doncaster Rovers

It was the perfect way to mark his Pompey debut.

Anton Walkes was brought in on loan from Tottenham for his defensive abilities, but managed to make a bigger impression at the other end of the pitch.

The right-back scored in the first half to bring the Blues level against Doncaster and impressed in a 2-2 stalemate at Fratton Park.

But Walkes knows that, in order to turn draws into victories, they also have to sharpen up at the back.

He said: “It’s always a good feeling and that’s definitely something I want to add to my game.

“I know I can be a threat from set-pieces and it was fantastic to be able to go and celebrate with the fans.

“It was lucky that the ball dropped kindly for me, but I had to be quick to react and thankfully it went in.

"I know I can be a threat from set-pieces and it was fantastic to be able to go and celebrate with the fans."

Anton Walkes

“We’ve got some players who can be really dangerous from those situations, but we also conceded from a set-piece, so we have to get that side of the game right as well.

“It was a tough match and things didn’t always go as we planned, but we did well to get a point and we’ll take that.

“I’ve enjoyed my first week at the club. It’s been tough, but it’s been an amazing experience for me so far.”

Christian Burgess will miss Pompey’s trip to MK Dons next Saturday after being sent off late on and Walkes could potentially fill the gap in the centre of defence.

He said: “That’s all up to the gaffer and he knows what’s best for the team. We’ll just stick to his plan.

“But I’m comfortable playing in that position if I’m needed and just happy to do any job that’s required of me.”


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