Pompey’s luck is set to change – Davies
BEN DAVIES insists it is just a matter of time before Portsmouth get back to winning ways as they prepare to welcome AFC Wimbledon to Fratton Park today.
Pompey have stuttered in recent weeks – without a win in their last three league games – but remain third in the table going into this weekend’s televised clash.
Paul Cook’s side are seeking a first home win in the league since midSeptember, and Davies is adamant they can banish recent inconsistency.
“We believe we are inches away from turning the corner,” he said.
“We believe we are capable of going on a good run and we have to stick to our principles.
“It will be a good atmosphere. It’s a Sunday game and the cameras will be there for it.
“It will be a tough game, but we know, if we play the way we can, we’ll beat teams.
“We have to start putting our foot down and closing the gap.” The Dons currently sit tenth in the table and have won their last three league games on the trot, bagging a host of goals along the way.
Despite Portsmouth’s recent lack of form, Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley is full of praise for the south coast side.
“They are a possession-based team and are very brave with the way they play,” he said.
“In the summer, Paul Cook knew what he wanted and went out to get the players.
“They’re up there in the league and yet people are talking about poor home form.That shows how good they are.”
Despite Portsmouth’s determination to get their season back on track, Ardley insists his side are not going to make it easy for them.
“We don’t want to go and park the bus,” he added. “There are a lot of teams that have gone there and just sat back and defended.
“We want to be able to say we had a go.”
KEY MAN CAOLAN LAVERY