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Walkes: Two Points Dropped

But defender already looking ahead to the weekend

19 February 2019

Anton Walkes in action for Pompey against Bristol Rovers
Photo: Robin Jones/PinPep

Anton Walkes believes it was a case of two points dropped for Pompey against Bristol Rovers.

A 1-1 stalemate at Fratton Park means they have now drawn each of the past four games in League One.

Jonson Clarke-Harris gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot before a James Clarke own-goal levelled the contest.

And while Walkes was frustrated by the outcome, he knows the Blues cannot afford to dwell on it with high-flying Barnsley visiting the south coast on Saturday.

The right-back said: “It’s another game where we’ve lost out on two more points and it feels more like a defeat.

“As a collective, you can’t really get caught up on what’s happened in the game before or controversial decisions.

"If we get three points on Saturday then it could spark a little run going into the final few weeks of the season."

Anton Walkes

“It’s just about going out there and playing football. You have to feel disappointed, but can’t let it affect you too much.

“We’ve got a big challenge again here on Saturday and the pressure’s on us, so it’s about making sure we’re ready.

“At the moment we’re just not getting the results we want and it’s hard to say what we need to do differently.

“We have to take things from matches where we need to improve and continue working together as a team because we’ve got enough quality.

“Keeping a clean sheet would be a good start for us because if you don’t let any in, you’ve got a better chance of winning.

“If we get three points on Saturday then it could spark a little run going into the final few weeks of the season.”


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