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Raggett’s Goal Glee

Defender opens his account at Tranmere

8 February 2020

Sean Raggett celebrates scoring for Pompey at Tranmere
Photo: Daniel Chesterton

Christian Burgess has been making a name for himself as Pompey’s goalscoring centre-half in recent weeks.

So his defensive partner Sean Raggett was pleased to get in on the act to help secure a 2-0 victory at Tranmere.

The loanee found space to convert a Ronan Curtis free-kick 13 minutes into a blustery Prenton Park encounter.

It means that he opened his Blues account, while also managing to shut a struggling Rovers side out at the other end.

Raggett said: “I’ve always got a few goals at all the clubs I’ve been at, so hopefully this will be the start of a few for me.

“It was a really good cross into the box from Ronan, but the lad marking me wasn’t even looking at the ball.

"I’ve always got a few goals at all the clubs I’ve been at, so hopefully this will be the start of a few."

Sean Raggett

“So it was just a case of getting away from him and I knew I’d be free. I managed to do that and it was an easy header.

“Burge has got a few, so I’m catching up with him a bit! We both want to get more before the end of the season.

“The win is always the most important thing, although it’s obviously great to get the clean sheet as well.

“The pitch wasn’t brilliant – as everyone knows – and the wind was against us in the first half, but we saw that out.

“Then we got the second goal after the break and were able to put the game to bed, so we’re delighted.”

Pompey had never previously won nine competitive games in succession since entering the Football League in 1920.

Raggett said: “That’s great and it means that everyone’s feeling confident, although we want to make it 10 on Tuesday.

“Someone said in the changing room that it was a record and it’s nice to be involved in that, but those stats count for nothing if you don’t follow it up with promotion.”

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