Midfielder wants to be central to Pompey survival bid

Lee Williamson believes he can play a big part in Pompey’s survival fight – from the centre of midfield.

The 30-year-old feels he can have an impact over the remainder of the season for the Blues, if he is utilised in the middle of the park.

Despite speculation over his future, Williamson has indicated he is happy to stay put at Fratton Park and help his team battle to remain in League One.

But he feels he will be best used centrally – where he has operated in the past two games for Pompey.

Williamson said: ‘The centre is my best position.

‘That’s where I enjoy playing.

‘I don’t mind playing out wide and doing a job for the team but I feel my natural position is in the centre.

‘I’ve done okay but it’s not about individuals.

‘It’s a collective thing and we need to be better. That’s what is letting us down.

‘There are a good set of lads here but sometimes you need more than that.’

Pompey go to Walsall tomorrow desperately trying to put a run of 13 games without a win to bed.

Williamson wants to see Blues fans keep the faith as they look for their first maximum since defeating Shrewsbury on October 20.

And he knows the errors which have strewn his team’s performances have to stop.

Williamson said: ‘Our fans have been good in every game we’ve played.

‘We always get a good following and we are thankful they are behind us.

‘They are keeping us going and, hopefully, it will change soon.

‘I will always keep battling and fighting to try to perform and do my best.

‘We’ve just got to try to cut out some of the mistakes.

‘The games are ticking away and time is against us, so we need things to change.’