Blues told to maintain their focus for Donny
A grounded Joe Gallen pushed aside Pompey's 38-year high '“Â and urged them to maintain their winning streak.
Ronan Curtis' 86th-minute strike earned the Blues a hard-fought 2-1 triumph at Bristol Rovers last night.
In terms of the League One table, it keeps Kenny Jackett's men in second position behind Peterborough, who also secured a late victory.
In addition, it marked a fourth straight win '“ the first time the Blues have started a league season that well since 1980, under Frank Burrows while in Division Three.
But Pompey's assistant manager was in no mood to dwell on that encouraging statistic.
Gallen said: '˜I was told about that, that's a fantastic stat. The players and manager deserve a lot of credit for that.
'˜That's good, so it's on to the next one. Hopefully we haven't picked up any injuries.
'˜I'm not sure how that is but it's going to be tough at Doncaster on Saturday because it's the fifth game at the end of a busy period.
'˜However, the spirit and confidence level is high so we are looking to put in another good one.
'˜That statistic is great but it's a good sign to come to Bristol Rovers and get anything.
'˜A lot of the bigger sides in the league will go there and actually not win. And we class ourselves as one of the biggest clubs in the league.
'˜There's definitely a feeling the team can keep going.'