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Barker grateful to call on squad

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker lauded the depth of his squad after the 1-0 win over Accrington.

Last Updated: 26/02/14 at 12:44

Richie Barker: Pleased with his side's attitude

Richie Barker: Pleased with his side's attitude

Jake Jervis sealed victory for Pompey with the only goal after 48 minutes when he cut inside from the left and lashed a low drive into the bottom corner of the net.

Barker made five changes as the hosts bounced back from their 5-1 battering at Scunthorpe on Saturday with a far more spirited display.

He said: "I felt we needed to send out a message to people. We've set ourselves some high standards over the last few weeks and it was important that if we let them drop, we didn't accept it.

"It was important that people recognised if they didn't do what they had been asked to do, they're not going to keep their place in the team for very long.

"We've got a strong squad, we've got options and I think we showed that by making five changes and winning the game.

"The pleasing thing for me was the attitude and the clean sheet. We probably should have won by another goal, to be honest, and made it a little more comfortable than it was."

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ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

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