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Primus expects fantastic atmosphere

9 October 2012

Portsmouth legend Linvoy Primus says he is expecting a great atmosphere at Fratton Park for tonight’s (Tuesday’s) Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second-round tie (k.o 7.45pm).

With the Chairboys back under fan ownership, and Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust trying to take control of the Hampshire club, Primus believes there will be a close bond between both sets of fans.

He said: “The atmosphere between the fans is going to be great and Pompey fans are very welcoming.

“Obviously with the stuff that’s going on off the pitch I’m not quite sure what type of team you’re going to be facing, but what you will get is a fantastic atmosphere. It will be a good experience whatever the result is.

“I think there will be a close friendship on the night. I’m sure there would have been communication between the Supporters’ Trust’s to see how they go forward. I think there will be a personal connection between the clubs because of that.”

Primus was at Adams Park last month as part of his Pedal for Primus initiative, which saw the former centre-back cycle 175 miles in a weekend to raise money for his Faith and Football charity.

He added: “It’s my second time doing the challenge and it’s been fun. We had some regular cyclists and some new guys that have come in. The main aim is to have fun and raise money for the charity.

“It’s a charity Mick Mellows, Darren Moore and myself started in Portsmouth 10 years ago. The aim was to give young people opportunities to believe in themselves and to try and get them into an environment where they are encouraged.

“It started off with football and now we have two educational programmes and a senior football team as well. A lot of the kids we work with are in a position where they think they have no hope and future, but we get people around them who can mentor them and help them.”

www.faithandfootball.co.ukFor more information about Primus’charity work visit


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