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Harrison: We're Ready For Hectic Schedule

Striker interviewed in Sunderland programme

31 January 2020

Pompey v Sunderland

Pompey have just negotiated a busy January that contained eight games in three different competitions.

And the schedule does not get any easier, with exactly the same number of fixtures to played in February.

It is a period that will prove testing, as Kenny Jackett’s side try to secure promotion, as well as FA Cup and Trophy progress.

But Ellis Harrison believes that the Blues have enough quality in their squad to deal with so many matches.

“It’s fine,” says the striker in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s match against Sunderland. “We’re not an unfit team and we work hard on the training pitch to get ready for these busy spells.

“I’m sure the manager will look to use everyone who’s available in order to keep people fresh and get us through these next few weeks.

"We’re not an unfit team and we work hard on the training pitch to get ready for these busy spells."

Ellis Harrison

“I think the squad is looking as strong as it has since I’ve been at the club and there’s plenty of depth here.

“The manager made changes for those cup games against Scunthorpe and Barnsley, but we still looked really good, so there’s plenty of competition and that’s exactly what you want.”

To read the full interview – where Harrison also discusses cup ties and promotion chances – pick up your copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 22, Steve Seddon reveals his bests and worsts, while Cameron McGeehan selects his dream dinner party guests.

We take an extensive look at Sunderland, 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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