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Harness Looking To Extend Goal Glut

Midfielder hopes to keep firing at AFC Wimbledon

17 December 2021

Marcus Harness celebrates scoring for Pompey against Morecambe at Fratton
Photo: Stephen Flynn

It took Marcus Harness until the end of March to reach double figures for goals last season.

But the in-form midfielder has already netted 10 times for Pompey this term – including in four successive games during November.

He was at it again last Saturday, opening the scoring in a 2-0 victory over Morecambe at Fratton Park.

And Harness – who is excelling in a central role behind the strikers – hopes he can continue hitting the target.

He said: “I’m always looking to continue building momentum for the team – and also on a personal level.

“It would be nice if I could get my 10th league goal of the season when we go to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

"I’m always looking to continue building momentum for the team – and also on a personal level."

Marcus Harness

“I started last season really well playing inside as a ‘number 10’, but then I went back out wide and they started to dry up.

“Hopefully that doesn’t happen this time around and I just want to keep going because I’m really enjoying my football.”

Pompey head to Plough Lane having not been beaten in the league for almost two months – a nine-match sequence that has yielded six victories.

Harness said: “We’re on a really good run and it’s just another chance to keep extending that and climb the table.

“It’s night and day compared to earlier in the season. We were pretty down, but there’s a lot of noise on the outside and you try not to let it affect you.

“We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to turn around the mood of the fans and everyone associated with the club.

“Everyone’s on a real high now and so we’re focused on trying to keep that going with a good result at AFC Wimbledon.”

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