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Naismith: Stay Positive

Forward interviewed in Gillingham programme

9 March 2018

Pompey went on an incredible run at the end of last season to snatch the League Two title.

Now Kal Naismith is hoping that lightning can strike twice as they aim to climb into the third tier play-off spots.

The Blues are currently four points adrift of that all-important sixth position ahead of this weekend’s visit of Gillingham.

And Naismith knows that Pompey need to get on a winning run soon if they are to realise their ambitions.

“We were inside the top six at the start of January and our run of form since then – with just the two wins – is disappointing,” he says in the matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash. “It’s something we’re working hard to put right.

“But the season’s not done yet and 11 games is a lot. I don’t just speak for myself, but also the other players and the manager, when I say that we’re going to stay positive and try to push on between now and the final day.

"The best time to put a string of wins together is now – it’s no use being up there early on and falling away in the final few games."

Kal Naismith

“I certainly believe we can win eight or nine of our remaining matches and we’ve seen other teams go on similar runs

“We’ve had a bad spell and are still not a mile off where we need to be, so there’s plenty of reason to be hopeful.

“The best time to put a string of wins together is now – it’s no use being up there early on and falling away in the final few games.”

To read the full interview – where Naismith also discusses his own form and plans for life after football – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 23, Alex Bass reveals his favourite things, while Luke McGee takes the Home & Away quiz.

We take an in-depth look at Gillingham, while there are exclusive columns from Mark Catlin, Kenny Jackett and Brett Pitman.

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.


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