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

Saturday.

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

us.

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

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