Storey happy to risk it

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Miles Storey will continue to take risks in attempting to make things happen for Pompey.

The on-loan forward has added an exciting dimension for the Blues in his short time at the club, even though he has yet to nail down a regular starting spot.

In fairness, few have been able to do that under boss Andy Awford’s so far this season as he continues to make several changes to the side for every fixture.

But the 20-year-old gave another glimpse of his ability in the midweek win at Yeovil – especially in the second half, taking on defenders with his pace and direct running from his role on the left flank.

While some believe he is less effective out wide, Storey believes it allows him more time to run at defenders.

He said: ‘I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve been playing up front for the past few years at Swindon.

‘But out on the left, I get a lot of time on the ball.

‘I try to get at my man, get past him and make things happen from there.

‘There are still a few things I need to learn about that position and the way the boys play.

‘I enjoyed it out there against Yeovil and when I play up front as well.

‘I think fans enjoy watching players trying to go past defenders. I’m the same when I’m watching games myself.

‘I like watching players who run at defenders and take a few risks.

‘Sometimes you are going to lose the ball but sometimes you can create a goal or score yourself.’

Storey has yet to open his account in League Two for the Blues with his only goal coming in the Capital One Cup victory over Peterborough.

And he knows he may have to wait a little longer with all of the players pressing their own claims for inclusion.

Storey said: ‘There are a few options for the gaffer now.

‘We’ve shown we can play in a few different formations and there are a lot of good players here so you have to take your chance when it comes along.

‘Burton are a good side and they were unlucky not to go up last season. But I still think it’s a game that we can win.

‘We got back on track against Yeovil and there’s no reason why we can’t pick up another win.

‘After two losses, it was great to get back on track.

‘We want that winning habit.’

– STEVE WILSON