Pompey v AFC Wimbledon: Gaffer For A Day

Marc McNulty. Picture: Joe Pepler

Marc McNulty. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pompey fan Sam Carter, 18, from Milton steps into the gaffer’s shoes for the home clash with AFC Wimbledon.

A few people are asking for a change to the formation, but I think it can work and just needs a bit more time to develop.

It needs a bit more patience. We don’t need to rip it up and start again and we can improve the squad again in January, even though we have got quite a lot of players already.

I’m not getting concerned about the home form.

If the records were swapped, I don’t think anyone wouid be complaining about the way the season has gone so far.

Of course, you want to win more home games but it’s quite a difficult one and it’s not like we have been playing terribly.

The chances seem to be there but it’s just a case of taking them.

There have been cries for a 4-4-2 and part of me wants to see it in action to see if it would work.

But I think Paul Cook knows what he is doing.

I’d like to see Marc McNulty given a start and would keep back Caolan Lavery as an impact sub.

I think I would move Adam McGurk into one of the positions behind the striker and leave Gareth Evans out of this one.

Having more players who can score goals in the team would help, I think.

I’d also bring Adam Barton back into midfield alongside Michael Doyle.

He looks like he is more likely to play a killer through-ball and open up a defence to me than anyone else we’ve got at the moment.

Brian Murphy made a mistake last week but it was just one of those things – I don’t think it is anything to worry about.

He pulled off some pretty good saves after the mistake last week and these things happen. I’m sure he has learnt from it.

I’m going for a 3-1 win with McNulty, Conor Chaplin and Adam Webster to get the goals.

Sam’s line-up: Brian Murphy, Ben Davies, Christian Burgess, Adam Webster, Enda Stevens, Adam Barton, Michael Doyle, Kyle Bennett, Conor Chaplin, Adam McGurk, Marc McNulty

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