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Harness: Reasons To Be Cheerful

Forward netted twice in EFL Trophy victory over Colchester

8 September 2020

Marcus Harness celebrates scoring for Pompey against Colchester in the EFL Trophy
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It was an enjoyable return to Fratton Park action for Marcus Harness.

The winger opened the scoring in Pompey’s EFL Trophy group clash with Colchester with a fierce finish on 37 minutes.

And the clock had only made it as far as 38 when the same player collected a ball over the top from Jack Whatmough to complete a 2-0 victory.

Now the start of the League One campaign is just a few days away and Harness believes the Blues can approach it with confidence.

He said: “For the first goal, Ronan came in from the left and passed it to me. I just took a touch and then hit it early.

“It was a great ball from Jack for the second and I was able to run in behind for what was an easy finish.

"I think we’ve got a great chance of doing some really good things this season if we stick together and keep doing the right things."

Marcus Harness

“I’ve seen how good he is in training and it’s a massive addition for us, while the two new full-backs have strengthened our squad.

“I think we’ve got a great chance of doing some really good things this season if we stick together and keep doing the right things.

“Callum Johnson and I are still getting to know each on the right, but I thought we linked up well straight away, so hopefully we can have some joy playing together.

“Now we’ve got the first league game, which is always a big occasion. We’ve got to stay solid and try to get a positive result.”

Harness had a couple of opportunities to complete a treble before being replaced by Ryan Williams in the closing stages.

He said: “I was getting a bit greedy and I did feel a bit bad for one of the chances when I probably should have passed to John Marquis!

“My goal tally was okay last season and if I’d have played more games then I think I would have been right up there. It’s my job to do the right things and make sure the gaffer keeps picking me.”


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