Date:Monday April 9 2012
10th April 2012
That fat lady had cleared her throat and was getting ready to belt out a tune that would signify the end for Pompey, but the 94th minute equaliser on Saturday has given the fans something to cheer about going into our next fixture against Millwall, just 53 hours after David Norris sent the North End of St. Mary's into raptures.
But as far as the football is concerned, anything but a victory against a club that are also considered historical rivals could end any realistic hopes of survival. With Bristol City beating Coventry on Monday, the gap to safety is 9 points, with time rapidly running out to close that gap.
As encouraging as that late goal against 'that lot' was, the point it earned us will pale in comparison in terms of importance to the 3 that are on the line here. With a run in that sees us play Doncaster and Notts Forest, those games could be rendered meaningless if we don't use the confidence gained from the weekend.
Michael Appleton should name an unchanged side to the one that played on Saturday, with Ben Haim still struggling with a calf problem. This should see the Blues name another attacking looking bench.
After his screamer on Saturday his confidence will be sky-high. Expect to see a few long distance shots from the young Scot.
Darius Henderson has netted 19 times this season, but is unlikely to feature having missed the last few games with a calf injury. Young Spurs loanee Harry Kane looks likely to keep his place after scoring against Hull on Saturday.
The 25 year-old Irish international has already scored 6 goals in 13 games since Kenny Jackett signed him from Wolves in January, and with Euro 2012 just around the corner he'll be looking to attract the attention of Giovanni Trapattoni.
It's been well documented that Pompey have won their last 2 games under the lights at Fratton, whereas The Lions have been quite impressive on their travels, winning 4 and drawing 2 of their last 7 away from The Den.
Mark Halsey takes charge of this one.
The Pompey players should be as hyperactive as a chocolate filled kid on Easter Sunday, if they can convert this into work rate and grab an early goal I can only see this going one way. 3-1 Pompey.
A trip to Doncaster on Saturday, the only team that looks up to us, in terms of the Championship table anyway.
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Date:Monday April 9 2012
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