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Pompey grateful for the break

Caretaker boss Guy Whittingham expects Portsmouth to come out flying against League One leaders Tranmere on Saturday.

Last Updated: 04/12/12 at 14:06

Whittingham: In positive spirits

Whittingham: In positive spirits

Pompey have had a fortnight to prepare for the match after their early exit from the FA Cup gave them a free weekend.

Izale McLeod's late strike secured a point against Coventry in their last outing, ending a run of seven straight defeats in all competitions.

And Whittingham feels his side are full of confidence as they prepare to take on the surprise pace setters.

"The break has given us a good amount of time on the training pitch to get our ideas across to the players," he told the club's official website.

"The result at Coventry was massive because the players have been working hard and they finally got something to show for that.

"Hopefully that can be the spark and we can kick on from here."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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