Portsmouth striker Matt Tubbs believes the club can make it into the play-offs despite being 12 points off Bury in the final play-off place.

Tubbs, who signed on to the club in January, scored a hat-trick as the Blues thrashed Cambridge United 6-2 on Saturday and thinks the players have the edge to make it. The forward had struggled for form before his excellent performance against Cambridge, managing one goal in his seven appearances.

However, the 30-year-old and second top League Two scorer, is aiming to put the ball in the back of the net more. Portsmouth have been on a good run of late with 11 points from the past five games and keeping clean sheets in four of them. Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Tubbs said:

“I think we’ve got to be ambitious. There’s no reason why we can’t look upwards. We have to be positive, and we’ll look to pick up points when and where we can. The last four games we’ve had four clean sheets, and that’s fantastic for any team in any division.” 

Portsmouth host struggling Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday knowing that a third successive win will lift them to 13th in League Two.


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