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Flynn: Pompey No Easy Opponents

15 March 2013

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Manager Brian Flynn spoke to Rovers Player ahead of the visit of Portsmouth on Saturday.

Rovers come into the game on the back of a dramatic victory over Bournemouth, a game in which Brian admitted Rovers were tested all over the pitch.      

“We were tested in all departments,” he said

“They’re a good side; people may say that they hadn’t won for four games but the still gave us problems. They really tested us at times and we came through that test all over the pitch.

“I think the quick reaction to the disappointment of the Bournemouth goal was credit to the lads. I encourage them to go forward no matter who it is, it can be Rob Jones breaking forward or Jamie McCombe, I don’t restrict them.

“On this occasion it was James Husband and Tommy Spurr in the box, in the last three minutes, right after we had given away a goal.”

After watching their game on Tuesday, Brian was quick to admit that Pompey are difficult opponents and that the three points will have to be earned through hard work.

“After witnessing the events on Tuesday, against Leyton Orient, they are making it difficult for teams.

“If we think that this is going to be a comfortable three points, we are going to have problems.

“What we are good at is grinding teams down; we’re very effective at finding opposition’s weakness and areas which we can exploit – we will need to do that on Saturday.

“They have got Patrick Agyemang who is big and powerful so his physical presence is something that we will have to be aware of. They also have David Connolly; he’s a goalscorer so that’s a good combination upfront.

“They’re experienced at the back mixed with young energetic types who run around a lot and cause problems -they won’t be an easy team to play against.”

Watch the full interview with Brian Flynn HERE on Rovers Player.

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