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Gareth: We've got what it takes

Blues boss previews trip to the league leaders.

20 September 2018

Gareth Ainsworth says he is looking forward to pitting his wits against Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth at Fratton Park this weekend.

The Chairboys head to the South coast to take on a Pompey side who are in red hot form with six wins and no losses from their opening eight league fixtures of the campaign.

The table toppers head into the game on the back of a 2-1 win at early pacesetters Peterborough, and are one of just seven teams in the country’s top four divisions who have yet to taste defeat so far in 2018/19.

Looking to upset the apple cart, Wanderers will hope to build on their own form on Saturday with just one loss in eight games in all competitions, and Ainsworth says he and his side are looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“We’ve been on a good run recently with the one defeat at Charlton in the middle of a lot of unbeaten games,” he said.

“Yes we want to turn these draws into wins but I’m really pleased that we’ve got stability now and turned a bit of a corner, and what a game to head  into on Saturday to test ourselves and see where we really are.

“I believe we have got it in us to go there and get a result, I really do. I know they are flying high at the top of the league after a great start, they are scoring for fun and have some really good players, but so do we.

“We’ve travelled well in recent months and we’ve got plenty in the tank from the squad size I have got and I’m looking forward to pitting our wits against the league leaders and I’m sure it will be an interesting game.

“I know Kenny Jackett from playing against his teams in my QPR days and we’re all looking forward to it; a big crowd, a big atmosphere, a big pitch and we’ll need to produce a big performance.”

Click here for all the ticket information for Saturday's game vs Portsmouth at Fratton Park (22/09).

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