Tom Naylor, having recently given, in the view of a fair few, his best performance for the club, opened his goalscoring account for Pompey on Saturday.
Naylor, very much in the utility mould, finished off a corner from Dion Donohue, himself back in the side for the first time in League One this season, to put the Blues ahead midway through the first half.
Breaking his duck obviously pleased Naylor.
Buzzing to get my first goal for the club!. 3 points on the road again!
— Tom Naylor (@tomnaylor2) October 13, 2018
The social media view, of course not from everyone, is that Naylor has been a consistent performer, who perhaps doesn’t get the plaudits.
Naylored it! ????????
— Sarah (@sarahpfc) October 13, 2018
You’re an absolute baller, most underrated Pompey player imo
— Harry (@HarryWard_7) October 13, 2018
— Ian Burgoyne (@CaptainUtd) October 13, 2018
You’ve got better and better with each performance mate. Put in a shift every game ???????? Love it!
— Mike / BlueArmyFM19 (@MikeSadlerFM19) October 13, 2018
I thought you were outstanding today Tom and showed so much passion and resilience in there. Fantastic performance and another 3 pts. A great day and a short walk home too as my local away game. PUP!
— 40 Yards Scouting (@mattphillips78) October 13, 2018
You were my man of the match, well played & great goal
— Sarah Banks (@Banksygirl142) October 13, 2018
Top drawer today
— Matt Saunders (@Matt23Saunders) October 13, 2018
What a goal. If that second would of gone in. Goal of the season contender dude.
— Greg ???????? (@WalkesThisWay) October 13, 2018
Not a prolific goalscorer, but after his first for the Blues, hopefully others will follow.
Congrats mate ???????? hopefully many more to come #BlueArmy
— Sam Gould (@s_edward93) October 13, 2018
Well done Tom. Quietly getting on with the business. Keep it up #kirkbylad
— Sarah Urch (@cabsauv) October 13, 2018
Personally, I feel Naylor is a no-frills footballer who does what he’s good at and sticks to his limitations, which isn’t to say he’s not a decent footballer, as he is. Naylor’s not always going to get the plaudits, but we can rely on him and he’ll also chip in with the odd goal too.
PLAY UP POMPEY
2018-19 Prediction League – October
Fleetwood (h) – Saturday 20th October 2018 – click here.
Burton (h) – Tuesday 23rd October 2018 – click here.
Accrington (a) – Saturday 27th October 2018 – click here.