Gaffer: Bring one Pompey Scot in for the other

Pompey fan Brendon Bone, aged 46, from Bursledon gives his pre-match thoughts ahead of today's clash against Gillingham.

Saturday, 10th March 2018, 12:00 pm

It’s mid-table fodder now, but at the same time we are only four points off the play-offs.

We have to accept where we are – and unfortunately we don’t have the cut and thrust. I’m not expecting a classic against Gillingham.

Danny Rose and Stuart O’Keefe were involved in our best period and when they became injured we did nothing about it.

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I’m not harping on about the transfer window, though, it is what it is, we didn’t do enough.

Instead we have Ben Close and Adam May but, while I actually like them both, it’s the same person doing the same job.

We don’t have a leader in that team at all. Matt Clarke is an excellent centre-half and I’m sure we’ll get a fair bit of money him in the summer, but he is not a leader.

Even when Brett Pitman is fit I don’t think we have a leader. Michael Doyle went for his own reasons and we haven’t replaced him – that’s it.

Instead, we must work with what we have got – and what we have got isn’t fantastic at this moment in time.

Besides, I think we’ve missed out on the play-offs for a number of reasons.

Still, not a great deal of changes can be made against Gillingham, but I would put Kal Naismith, left, in for Matty Kennedy.

For me, the Cardiff loanee has no end product. No offence, but he is a winger who can’t beat his full-back so I cannot see the point of him playing on the flank.