AFC Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall does not believe the Cherries will have an easy game against crisis club Portsmouth.
Pompey have lost 14 of their last 17 games, including their last 8 fixtures and are without a victory since October.
They have dropped down the League One table from eleventh following back to back victories over Crewe and Shrewsbury, to one place off the bottom and 8 points from safety.
They also face a ten point deduction once they finally exit administration for the second time in recent years.
The Cherries in contrast have climbed the table during that same period, up from 21st place to 4th and are now just 4 points behind the League One leaders.
Tindall believes that this is the type of game that if the Cherries want to earn promotion to the Championship they have to win.
Tindall told afcb.co.uk…
‘…We have an aim and a goal that we want to achieve. We want to get promoted. Everyone wants that and you can feel it around the place. You can sense it in the changing room.”
“If we want to reach our goal, this is the sort of game we have to be winning, We have to be going in to these games thinking that anything less than three points is not acceptable. We go in to the game determined to pick up the win and to show everyone what we are about.
“We need to keep up the good form for as long as possible, but if anyone thinks this game will be easy given Portsmouth`s position, that is far from the truth…
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