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Marquis' Goal Groove

Striker felt he was improving as the season progressed

26 May 2020

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John Marquis celebrates scoring for Pompey against Lincoln
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

John Marquis led Pompey’s scoring charts with 14 goals when the season came to an abrupt halt in March.

The prolific striker took a while to find his feet after returning to Fratton Park from Doncaster last summer.

But he found red-hot form in front of goal after the turn of the year to aid the Blues’ push for promotion to the Championship.

And Marquis felt that would have continued had the coronavirus pandemic not put a stop to proceedings.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it and there have been highs and lows in different periods.

“There were a lot of new players and it didn’t click straight away. That can often happen and it does take time.

"It was a case of persisting with what I know I’m best at – getting goals and doing my best to help the team win."

John Marquis

“I think it was about October or November when my performances improved and I began to score more regularly.

“It was a case of persisting with what I know I’m best at – getting goals and doing my best to help the team win.

“There was a run of 13 games when I scored nine times, either playing up front or in the number 10 position.

“You know there is always room for improvement and I’m very driven in wanting to better myself as a footballer.

“But with the full set of fixtures players out, I like to think I’d have been around the 20-goal mark, which wouldn’t have been a bad return.”

We recently caught up with John to chat about the importance of mental health and you can hear what he said in a wide-ranging interview by watching the video below.


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