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Harness: Squad Can Cope

Winger interviewed in Rochdale programme

28 February 2020

Pompey v Rochdale programme

Marcus Harness admits that Pompey’s crazy schedule is a new experience for him.

Rochdale visit Fratton Park this evening for the second of three south coast fixtures in the space of just six days.

The Blues have already seen off MK Dons on Tuesday evening and take on Premier League giants Arsenal in the FA Cup on Monday.

But Harness believes that they are well equipped to deal with the deluge, with success being chased on three fronts.

“I’ve never been involved in a schedule like this before,” he says in the official matchday magazine for tonight’s match. “But we’ve got a big squad – one that contains a lot of quality – so the manager can make changes if he feels that is needed to freshen things up.

“In all positions, from front to back, there are guys playing well in the starting positions, with others ready to come off the bench and show what they can do.

"Each person is pushing in the same direction and we all know what the goal is – hopefully we can achieve it."

Marcus Harness

“Everyone’s going to have a part to play before the end of the season and we’ve got to be ready to perform when called upon.

“Each person is pushing in the same direction and we all know what the goal is – hopefully we can achieve it.”

To read the full interview – where Harness also discusses taking on Arsenal in the FA Cup and going to Wembley – pick up your copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 26, Craig MacGillivray reveals his bests and worsts, while Christian Burgess selects his dream dinner party guests.

We take an extensive look at Rochdale, while there are exclusive columns from chief executive Mark Catlin, manager Kenny Jackett, skipper Tom Naylor and broadcaster Ian Darke.

All this and much, much more can be found in a packed 84 pages, with the programme priced just £3.

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