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Appy confident of getting what we desperately need

Appy confident of getting what we desperately need

Defeat at Reading last night, coupled with other results, saw Pompey plummet to an all time low this season - as far as the league table goes anyway, with us slipping to the foot of the table...

Despite this post-match Appy remains defiant that Pompey can avoid the drop!

As tough as this is going to be, and lets not beat about the bush it bloody well will, he could not say anything other than this could he, nor would you expect him to.

Yep, its going to be a mighty struggle but with a far superior goal difference and winnable games, especially against Bristol City, Coventry, Doncaster and Forest - all must win - it is still possible, more than possible, for us to turn it around.

The problem is you cannot flip a switch and change things just like that can you...

We must pick up a victory against Bristol City, if we could get something at Brighton that is a bonus - wins breed confidence, and this is what we are in desperate need of. If you are losing you will keep losing, if you can start winning you keep winning.

Whilst mere survival as a club remains the priority, we cannot neglect the fact that survival in this league is also something that is needed and that must still be focused on.

Unless we score goals we have no hope if winning games, let alone avoiding relegation though!

So, with that in mind Appy, as he told BBC Radio Solent, is 'confident' that he can bring in a couple of strikers on loan - if not before Brighton, most certainly after: 'there are two strikers we are looking at.

'If we can't get it done this week, I am convinced we will get it done after the Brighton game but we will work hard to try and get it done before then.'

Quite who these will be, and from what unnamed clubs remains to be seen though.

Simon Cox from West Brom has been mentioned but this is unlikely, even Appy conceded that he doubted The Baggies would let him go at this stage of the season, if they did though he is exactly what we have been crying out for as we have not had a 'fox in the box' type for an age...

We desperately need someone that will be lurking around the penalty area to prod home those balls, or shots, across the goal that have been crying out for someone to poke them home!

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday March 7 2012
Time: 1:02PM

Comments

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Thought it was strange to read on the OS that Pompey are after a striker. Not what the club would normally tell fans is it?
eastneydave
07/03/2012 13:32:00
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Steve Claridge
Ihatemidweektvgames
07/03/2012 15:29:00
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Seems strange that one minute we're told we haven't enough money to last to the end of the season, and next we might be getting 2 loanees. Is there no loan fee or wages to pay?
PFCblue
07/03/2012 15:36:00
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dont be too concerned we will be loaning more out to make up for it
Super Bock 1898
07/03/2012 21:23:00
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Hopefully itll be someone who is not as mentally falable as Dainty kitten
Russellm
07/03/2012 22:32:00
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