Portsmouth skipper fires a strong warning to the Pompey’s faithful after Blackpool stalemate

Marlon Pack believes that a maximum from Pompey’s Fratton homecoming will make Blackpool’s draw a bonus.

A really nice touch' - how former Bristol City and Cardiff midfielder Marlon Pack was caught off guard by Portsmouth boss John Mousinho

After the 0-0 stalemate against the 10-man Tangerines, the Blues captain was irritated by his team’s failure to score a maximum.

But Pack believes a win against Burton Albion tomorrow will shed a more favorable light on the outcome at Bloomfield Road, ahead of a vital trip to Peterborough.

The Buckland boy mentioned how John Mousinho’s team was frustrated by the 1-1 draw at Oxford at the end of January, with the home side scoring late.

However, that was followed by a 4-1 victory over Northampton and three more maximums, making the point appear reasonable in the light of decent extended form.

Pack believes the same will apply to what happened on Saturday, if the leaders win against the Brewers.

He replied, ‘It’s a message we’ve heard a lot this season.

“Most recently, we conceded late at Oxford, which was a sucker punch.

‘We then stated it would be a good point if we won on Saturday, which we did.

‘Usually, our answers and bouncing back earn us nice away points in these games, and that’s what we’ll need against Burton.

‘We want to continue to perform at home, but at this point in the season, it’s about getting out there and scoring points. This is one step closer to where we want to be.

Pack made no attempt to hide his disappointment after Pompey failed to breach Blackpool’s defence after Jordan Rhodes walked near the end of the first half.

But he realizes there isn’t time to dwell on such events at this important point in the season.

Pack said, ‘It’s a little disappointing, but you get over it on reflection.

‘We hit the woodwork three times against a team with one of the finest home records in the league.

‘We’ll watch the game again, and then it’s all about recovery and being ready to go.’

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