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Erik Huseklepp nets the first of his goals
Erik Huseklepp nets the first of his goals
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Pompey new boy’s out to continue rise

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Goal hero Erik Huseklepp hailed Pompey’s demolition of Peterborough and told his side’s rivals: The pressure’s on you.

The Norwegian forward helped himself to a double as the Blues cruised to a classy 3-0 victory over Peterborough.

Huseklepp opened the scoring with a poacher’s finish after a mistake by keeper Joe Lewis.

He then delivered a classy second in the 79th minute to seal the win, as he revelled in a role behind Marko Futacs.

The win put Pompey 10 points clear of the relegation zone, upping the ante on sides below them in the table.

Huseklepp said: ‘It’s very important for us.

‘The win puts the pressure on a lot of the other clubs in the division.

‘It is nice also because the club is in a difficult place.’

Pompey’s priority is to generate the much-needed income required to survive.

But Huseklepp explained the players are becoming closer in adversity.

He said: ‘We just focus on our own best game and do all we can to get three points.

‘We think about the problems as little as possible.

‘We are a small squad and we stick together.

‘I remember when I came here it was so easy to become part of the group.

‘We stick together no matter what.’