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Bogle: Taking Care Of Business

Striker discusses the battle for promotion

22 March 2019

Omar Bogle celebrates scoring for Pompey against Scunthorpe
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It is the time of year when football fans up and down the country are not just focusing on how their own team are performing.

Supporters of sides involved in a promotion quest or battle to beat the drop will also be keen to find out how their rivals are faring.

So while Pompey compete at Shrewsbury on Saturday, those who have travelled to Shropshire will keep one eye on games involving the likes of Barnsley and Sunderland.

But Omar Bogle knows that the most important thing for the Blues is making sure that they continue picking up points.

The striker said: “We’re just taking things game by game at the moment and know we’ve got enough quality to get the results we want.

“It’s the stage of the season now when every point matters and we’ve got to keep believing in our own ability.

"It’s all very well them losing, but if we haven’t won our game then it’s irrelevant."

Omar Bogle

“We’re trying to put pressure on the sides above us, but know that ultimately we have to take care of our own business.

“It’s all very well them losing, but if we haven’t won our game then it’s irrelevant. We need to look after ourselves.”

Bogle has netted in Pompey’s two most recent matches to help secure victories over Walsall and Scunthorpe.

He said: “I had the little injury that kept me out of a few games, but I’ve come back and scored in successive games where we’ve won, so it feels amazing.

“Brett Pitman’s played in that role just behind me and when he gets on the ball, he’ll look for my runs. It’s been promising.”

Pompey’s trip to Wembley to face Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy final is now little more than a week away.

Bogle netted twice at the national stadium to help Grimsby secure promotion back into the Football League in 2016

He said: “It’s the best feeling and the plan is to go there, score again and lift the trophy. You’re looking at a turnout of more than 80,000, so it’s going to be a great day.

“But our focus is only on Shrewsbury at the moment and if we win that, then we can look forward to the final.”

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