Uavgjort i treningskamp mot Brentford

Marcus Harness scoret Pompeys mål i 1-1-kampen mot Brentford denne helgen.

NYHETER: I en treningskamp i London søndag, spilte Pompey 1-1 borte mot Championship-laget Brentford. Marcus Harness ga Pompey ledelsen 1-0 i første omgang, men Brentford utliknet på straffespark i 2. omgang.

Dette var Pompeys andre treningskamp mot et Championship-lag nå i juni. Forrige uke tapte Pompey 1-3 mot Reading.

Målet til Harness kom etter innlegg fra Ross McCrorie.


Gallens kommentarer til kampen:

Assistentmanager Joe Gallen sa følgende til Pompeys offisielle webside etter kampen: “I’ve come here over the years with teams and sometimes got a hiding. Brentford are a progressive club, with basically two sets of Championship players. They played on Saturday in the league and won, but still put out a very strong team against us, so we can be pleased with the scoreline and how we performed.”

We used a number of formations to get ready for what’s going to be a very big match for us in a couple of weeks. We’ve been working extensively in training on various aspects of our game and we can be happy with how we’ve fared in both our friendlies. The confidence from that builds in our players and gives us belief we can go in different ways for the play-offs against Oxford.

“We feel that whatever 11 we use, there’s another 11 behind them and it’s pretty close between them all. Everyone’s fit as things stand and so there are a lot of choices for us and that builds belief in the players and staff. We’ll have a clear idea of where we are in the week of the Oxford game, but it’s great for us to know we’ve got a lot of back-up.”