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Poole: We’ll Take The Game To Exeter

Defender wants Pompey to attack their next opponents

14 August 2023

Regan Poole
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Fixture News

Poole: We’ll Take The Game To Exeter

Defender wants Pompey to attack their next opponents

14 August 2023

Regan Poole is looking for Pompey to continue their bright start to the new season on Tuesday night.

Four points from the opening two games and Carabao Cup progress certainly represents an encouraging opening.

But their next opponents have an identical record, with Exeter making the trip from Devon for a televised battle.

It promises to be a competitive contest at Fratton Park and Poole wants to see the hosts on the front foot.

The summer signing said: “I played against them a couple of times last season and know that they’re a really good side.

“But it’s really all about what we do and we want to make sure that we take the game to them on Tuesday.

"We go into the game on the back of a strong performance at Leyton Orient at the weekend – and we were delighted to keep that first clean sheet."

Regan Poole

“There are things that we know we can improve on – especially at the start of matches – but we’ll be going for the three points.

“We go into the game on the back of a strong performance at Leyton Orient at the weekend – and we were delighted to keep that first clean sheet.

“We weren’t at our best in the first 20 minutes, but once that first goal went in, we really settled down and were outstanding in the second half.”

Pompey have fielded a different central defensive partnership in each of their matches so far, with Poole joined by Conor Shaughnessy at Brisbane Road.

The Welshman said: “We played together against Bristol City last month, but friendlies are a little bit different and not as competitive.

“It obviously matters quite a bit more in league games and I enjoyed being alongside him, as I did with Ryley the previous weekend.

“Conor and I have both played a lot of games and are experienced – particularly at this level. We know what it takes to win.”


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