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Portsmouth 1 v 0 Bolton Wanderers
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Saturday, 28th September 2019 Kick-off 15:00
Burgess gives upbeat message to Pompey fans ahead of Bolton clash
Saturday, 28th Sep 2019 11:44 by staff

Christian Burgess heads into today's visit of Bolton to Fratton Park by telling fans: We're not far off getting results.

Pompey sit alarmingly near the bottom of the League One table after a run of only one win from their first seven league games. But Burgess can see signs the Blues are on the way to turning things around.

He told the club website: 'I don’t think we’re too far away and one positive performance could be the real kick-start that we need.

'We’ve got a strong squad and there’s probably guys on the bench who feel harshly done by, while the boys who are playing want to keep their spots It’s always healthy to have that level of competition during a long and tough season. It’s certainly a plus for us.'

Burgess said the players wanted to repay the home fans after their great backing on Tuesday did not end in victory over Southampton.

The defender added: 'It was great to have the opportunity to play in front of that atmosphere and something I’ll never forget. But at the same time, there was a big element of disappointment because it was a missed opportunity to do something special.

'The fans reacting with such positivity does give you a boost, though, and we’re lucky to play in front of a crowd like that.'


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