WE CAN HANDLE THE HEAT – EVANS
WHEN the going gets tough, Portsmouth get going – that’s according to midfielder Gareth Evans.
Pompey began the weekend fifth in League Two but, with the table so tight, just three points better off than 12th-placed Cambridge.
As the season enters its nervy run-in, the pressure is on but Evans is adamant that’s nothing new for the Fratton Park outfit.
“Teams and individual players can get affected by the pressure that comes about,” said the 27-year-old.
“Teams are affected by that whether it’s those trying to survive relegation, go for the play-offs or stay in the automatic promotion spots.
“You’ll find there are a lot of bizarre results at this time of the season. There’s definitely a lot to play for.
“We’ve had to play under pressure all season. We’ve had to play in front of 17,000 fans every other week.
“There is pressure playing for a club like Portsmouth so, if any team in the league is prepared for playing under pressure, it should be us. Hopefully, that’s to our benefit.”
POSITIVE: Gareth Evans