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3 interceptions: The stats behind an impressive league debut for new Portsmouth star

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Portsmouth claimed an important win over AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, as Pompey kept themselves in the playoff hunt with just goal difference seeing them stay out of the top six.

One player who stood out from the 2-1 win against The Dons was left-back Steve Seddon, making his league debut for Kenny Jackett’s side after sealing a loan move from Birmingham City.

The defender featured 18 times during the second half of last season for AFC Wimbledon as he played a crucial part in them staying up, but he put in a strong performance against his former side at the weekend.

Here, we take a look at the 22-year-old’s individual performance from the weekend win…

The defender has become known for his ability to attack down the left rather than his defensive responsibilities, however it was the latter that saw him stand out from Saturday’s performance.

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Portsmouth had to dig deep in order to hold out for the three points against AFC Wimbledon, and Seddon played a major part in that down the left flank.

He was able to intercept three passes from the visitors before trying to drive his side up the pitch, and his three clearances played an important part to try and relieve some pressure off of the Portsmouth goal while Wimbledon were searching for that important equaliser.

While his defensive showing was important in the victory, he also did well on the ball as well when the home side were able to get the ball down and play it around the park like they are used to.

Seddon was able to complete 46 passes from left-back, an indication that he didn’t try anything too over the top to try and get his side up the pitch, instead choosing to slow the play down and maintain possession.

While the defender got into good areas down the left, his final delivery was lacking somewhat, however he did manage to complete one accurate cross across the afternoon, with his one shot being fired off target as he galloped forward to join an attack.

Portsmouth fans will be happy with what they saw from the loanee in his first start as a Portsmouth player, and they will be hoping that he can keep putting in similar performances over the next few months.


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