Legend Linvoy urges fans to Pack the Park

POMPEY HERO Linvoy Primus
POMPEY HERO Linvoy Primus
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LINVOY Primus has donated tickets and urged fans to Pack the Park on Saturday.

The Fratton Park legend has paid for two fans to attend the match as part of the Pompey Supporters’ Trust’s Pay4aPal initiative.

He will drop them off personally to the trust’s bus in the stadium car park before the game against Bristol City.

Fans were encouraged to donate money to buy tickets for friends, or to be given to local charities, if they couldn’t attend the game themselves.

Linvoy said he thought the drive – which also took place before last Saturday’s game with Middlesbrough – was a great idea. He said: ‘When I heard about it I thought as I’ve done similar things in the past it would be good to combine the two.

‘If you are going to donate like this it is good to be able to put the tickets in somebody’s hand.

‘Not everyone can afford to go to games so it’s a brilliant idea and I’m glad to be able to team up with the supporters’ trust.

‘It is important to get as many people to the game as possible. The players appreciate playing in front of a full house and there are obviously huge financial benefits for the club at this point in time.

‘And it would just show everyone coming together in difficult times to support the club.’

Pompey Supporters’ Trust spokesman Scott Mclachlan said the drive had been a big success and they were delighted to have Linvoy’s support.

‘It’s absolutely fantastic to have him on board,’ he said.

‘He is such a nice chap and he got in touch to say he couldn’t do anything for the last match but he would help us out this time.

‘The tickets will give two people the chance to see the game and help us get as many people there as possible.’

Fan Mark Mudie agreed and said packing Fratton Park on Saturday would send out a ‘massive statement to the rest of the football world’.

He said: ‘Everyone is out there working their hardest. To get anywhere between 12,000 and 14,000 fans at Fratton Park when you look at what’s gone on at the club is amazing.’