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Harness The Hat-Trick Hero

Pompey star delighted to help seal win at Burton

3 October 2020

Marcus Harness celebrstes his Pompey hat-trick at Burton

It was a hat-trick that showcased fancy footwork and fantastic finishing.

And Marcus Harness was delighted that his treble helped Pompey record their first League One victory of the season.

Jack Whatmough was also in target in the 4-2 success at Burton, that saw the side climb up to 11th in the standings.

Harness was pleased with the performance and outcome against his former club and hopes it can provide a springboard for more success.

He said: “I’m over the moon and so are the rest of the boys. It was great we could turn things around after falling behind in the game.

“I was looking forward to coming back to Burton and it was nice to see some friendly faces, but my job is to score goals for Pompey.

"There’s high expectations playing for this club and it can be hard when you’re struggling for results, so it’s a massive win."

Marcus Harness

“We knew that we’d played well in the first half and just given some soft goals away, which we were disappointed about.

“But we were confident that there would be more chances for us and so we just had to carry on with what we’d been doing.

“We’ve got such a strong squad here that whoever comes in, there’s real quality. Thankfully, we all gelled well.

“There’s high expectations playing for this club and it can be hard when you’re struggling for results, so it’s a massive win.

“Hopefully we can show the same character going forward and get more performances like that in the coming weeks.

“We know we can play that on a regular basis and it’s nice to see. But we won’t get too excited and have to keep working hard to have a successful season.”

Harness was utilised in the ‘number 10’ position and linked up particularly well with striker Ellis Harrison.

He said: “I back myself to be able to play there and I know the gaffer wants to use me in that role for certain games. Hopefully I can keep helping the team win more points.”


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