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Robertson: We Were Desperate To Play

Skipper discusses Crewe postponement and Shrewsbury clash

21 February 2022

Clark Robertson
Photo: Jason Brown

Clark Robertson is looking forward to Pompey’s overdue return to the pitch on Tuesday evening.

They head to Shrewsbury for a League One contest after the scheduled weekend contest at Crewe was controversially called off.

The decision was taken just over an hour before kick-off, with the rain then stopping and the pitch quickly drying out.

There were cries of despair from players and fans alike about a wasted journey and so Robertson hopes the Blues can raise a few smiles in Shropshire.

Pompey’s skipper said: “We were desperate to play the game on Saturday and it was frustrating to see it called off so late in the day.

“It was particularly disappointing for the fans, with so many of them having made the long journey up there.

"We were desperate to play the game on Saturday and it was frustrating to see it called off so late in the day."

Clark Robertson

“We’d spent five hours travelling north on the Friday and so you just want to get out onto the pitch, but it wasn’t to be.

“I think everyone’s been checking the forecast ahead of Tuesday and fortunately it doesn’t look too bad!

“We’ve won our past two games and so now we want to go to Shrewsbury and try to make that three.

“That would set us up nicely for three successive home matches, which is something we can look forward to.”

Shrewsbury have slipped closer to the drop zone after failing to win any of their past seven games, although they did draw five of those.

Robertson said: “We’ve watched a few clips of them and they’re a physical side who don’t concede too many goals.

“They’re down there scrapping for their lives and we know that it’s going to be tough, but we just have to try to play our own game.”


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