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Skipper Strikes Again

Naylor delighted to score in front of Pompey fans

5 December 2020

Tom Naylor celebrates scoring for Pompey against Peterborough at Fratton Park
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Tom Naylor seems to be holding his own personal ‘Goal of the Season’ competition.

The midfielder – not normally known for his striking prowess – scored a stunner in the FA Cup rout of King’s Lynn last week.

And he arguably improved on that with a rocket into the top corner to help the Blues beat Peterborough 2-0 at Fratton Park, taking his personal tally for the season to six.

The fact that 2,000 supporters were back inside Fratton Park to witness it made the moment even more special for Naylor.

Pompey’s skipper said: “I don’t know which was the better of the two to be fair, but I think this one was more of a pure strike.

“It’s another goal for my tally and I’m over the moon with that. I struck it well and the keeper had no chance.

"I was buzzing after scoring in the Fratton End and it felt like it was packed. I know the fans have waited a long time."

Tom Naylor

“I’m taking every game as it comes, but I’ve never got double figures before and there’s a lot of the season still to go.

“I was buzzing after scoring in the Fratton End and it felt like it was packed. I know the fans have waited a long time.

“It’s so much better with them there and they got us through a period when we had to defend for around 10 minutes.

“When I brought the lads out for the warm-up, it sent shivers down my spine. We’ve really missed it and hopefully there can be more in the ground in the new year.”

Pompey were dominant against their fellow promotion hopeful to bounce back from a disappointing midweek display.

Naylor said: “I thought it was a great performance – especially after what happened on Tuesday night at Blackpool.

“It was a massive three points and we know we needed to improve after a really flat showing. But we were brilliant.”


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