Guy warns against Fratton complacency

Guy Whittingham says Pompey should not get over-confident after their recent form   Picture: Joe Pepler
Guy Whittingham says Pompey should not get over-confident after their recent form Picture: Joe Pepler
Matty Kennedy. Picture: Joe Pepler

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IN-FORM Pompey have been warned against complacency as they welcome Stevenage to Fratton Park tomorrow.

The Blues go into the clash on the back of a fine run that has seen them win four and draw three of their past seven matches.

Guy Whittingham’s side have also won three on the trot on home soil.

And with Pompey unbeaten on the south coast since February 2, there is a feeling among fans that Fortress Fratton may well be making a welcome return.

Stevenage’s recent form of 15 defeats in their past 19 outings has also heightened confidence levels of another home success.

But Whitingham warned his troops they can take nothing for granted against Graham Westley’s side.

‘It’s nice to have people talking about Fortress Fratton again,’ said Whittingham.

‘I think everyone’s enjoying it at the moment and it’s nice to be able to give the fans that feeling.

‘We’ll be confident going into the game but you can’t be over confident because this game has a good knack of biting you on the backside if you’re too confident. So we’ll be preparing for Stevenage properly. We’ll not take anything for granted.

‘We know it’s going to be a tough game. But we know, on the other hand, we’ve been doing well at home recently.’

Whittingham added there was still room for improvement in his side, despite their form.

‘We’ve looked solid enough at home in recent games,’ said Whittingham. ‘But there’s always room for improvement and when you study the games afterwards, you go “gosh, we did well to get away from that” – something that we maybe wouldn’t have got away with a level or maybe two levels up.’