Boss Appy with McLeod display

Manager Michael Appleton hailed Izale McLeod after the striker

double earned Portsmouth a 3-1 home win over Shrewsbury on


McLeod struck twice after Wes Thomas had opened the scoring in

the League One clash at Fratton Park and the home side held on

despite a Marvin Morgan consolation.

Appleton said: “Izale is a brilliant finisher. He takes his

goals very well. If he gets a chance he puts it away.

“He is on a good run of form at the minute. Izale is a good

striker and I was pleased with his work-rate.

“I was delighted with the three points. We would have lost that

game three to six weeks ago, so it was a massive three points for


“If we perform like that each week, though, we will not win many

matches. We did not perform at our best for long periods.”