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O'Brien: I'm Feeing Confident

Striker finds the target again in Fleetwood draw

26 February 2022

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Photo: Jason Brown

Aiden O’Brien is certainly doing a good job of endearing himself to the Fratton faithful.

The January signing from Sunderland has made four appearances since joining Pompey – and scored in three of them.

After finding the net in victories over Doncaster and Shrewbsury, he came off the bench to grab a stoppage-time leveller against Fleetwood.

And whether he is on the pitch from the start or brought on to make an impact, the forward is delighted with his contribution.

He said: “I’ve only been able to experience it a couple of times so far, but the crowd here are so good.

“To score the equaliser at the Fratton End in such a tight game was an absolutely unbelievable feeling.

"It's a mentality thing and I’ve got that confidence in front of goal – it’s served me well during my time at Pompey."

Aiden O'Brien

“I’ve got three in three now and like I always say, I believe that if I get that chance, then I’m going to take it.

“It's a mentality thing and I’ve got that confidence in front of goal – it’s served me well during my time at Pompey.

“My two here have come from the bench and I’ve also scored when I’ve started, but I think I can get a run together.”

Pompey had to fight from three goals down to draw with Fleetwood, with Ronan Curtis and Marcus Harness beginning the fightback before the late drama.

O’Brien said: “We had plenty of chances and watching from the sidelines, there were a lot of good balls going into the box.

“They scored three goals that were, in my eyes, against the run of play and there’s a mountain to climb from there.

“We had some clear-cut opportunities and could have ended up winning the game, but we’ve taken a point and have to build from that.”


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