Richie Barker wants to improve Portsmouth attack

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker during the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Crawley Town at Bramall Lane on October 04, 2013
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Portsmouth boss Richie Barker says that he would like his team to start scoring more goals.

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker has said that he would like to see his side become more clinical in attack.

The Blues have scored more than one goal in a match just once since the former Crawley Town boss took charge in December.

Barker has admitted that while the team's defence has improved under his stewardship, he still has work to do at the other end of the pitch.

"We had an issue with conceding goals and – although we haven't solved that completely – we're harder to beat now. Now we need to move on from 'harder to beat' and start winning more football matches," he told the club's official website.

"We'll keep working on it and keep trying to do the right things on the training ground.

"If we have a bit more confidence about not conceding, then we can be more positive in our play, which will lead to goals."

Portsmouth currently sit 19th in League Two.

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