Gaffer: I'm not getting carried away by Portsmouth start

Gaffer for a day Paul Fletcher, aged 23, from Cosham, gives his pre-match thoughts on Pompey's clash with Gillingham...

Friday, 5th October 2018, 5:57 pm
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 7:04 pm
Gaffer For A Day Paul Fletcher won't get carried away after excellent start. Picture: Philip Oldham

I'm not getting too carried away with the start we've had, these are still early days.

But it's a good feeling '“ even if it won't be until Christmas time before I start to get excited.

We'll be beaten eventually, I can't see us being invincible all season, but it's nice at the moment.

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Gaffer For A Day Paul Fletcher won't get carried away after excellent start. Picture: Philip Oldham

For the visit of Gillingham, I'd like to see us unchanged again because this line-up is working. We're playing good football, are winning games and undefeated.

Although I thought Oli Hawkins did a good job when he came on against Coventry and battled hard in a match which probably suited him more than Brett Pitman, Pitman has to stay in the side.

The skipper also got an assist and it continues to be a tough decision between the pair, with both looking good in recent weeks.

However, it all comes down to how you can't really change a winning side, not unless you have injuries.

I look at Gillingham and see it as a potential banana skin game. When they came down here in March, I thought we were dead certs to win, but they left with a 3-1 result '“ and we were terrible.

I know they are down there and struggling, but teams like that often come here and park the bus, preferring to hit on the break. That worries me.

Connor Wilkinson was absolutely rubbish on loan for us, but scored a great goal that day and is bound to again cause problems on Saturday.

I think we're going to win 2-0, there is too much class in our side.

People will probably talk about tired legs, but we have players on the bench who can come into the side and are capable of doing a good job.

We have so much depth this season and that's what makes me hopeful that we can go up. But I'm trying not to think about that too much!