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Akos Buzsaky is set to go straight into the Pompey squad at Yeovil on Tuesday night with a point or two to prove. He is Hungary - sorry, couldn't resist - to show the football world he has still has plenty to offer, despite having been without a club for the opening stages of this season.The Hungarian international has arrived at Fratton on a one-month deal after leaving QPR at the end of last season. The 30-year-old said he'd never been a free agent in the same way, and he is champing at the bit to get playing again - although a lack of match fitness means starting at Huish Park is seen as too much for him and he is likely to be on the bench as Pompey aim to build on their win over Scunthorpe on Saturday.
Buzsaky told the Pompey website: 'Nobody brought me in during the summer and right now the aim is to get back playing football. From a selfish point of view, it’s about doing what I know I can do and letting people know that I’m still around. Football is football wherever you go and I’m happy to be here playing for Pompey.
'Whatever division they’re in, this is a big club and provides a good challenge for me. If I can play a part in moving the side forwards, then it helps us both. This move is not about money for me – it’s about the chance to play for a big club and regain some confidence. It’s good for me to be back in a football environment and training. The worst thing is waking up in the morning and not knowing where your career is heading.'
Buzasky's experience should be a useful addition to a Pompey midfield that's struggled to find the right balance so far this season. And with Darel Russell the latest injury doubt in a period when Pompey have been plagued by knocks and niggles, his arrival seems timely.
Yeovil sit 13th as they welcome Pompey to town but the Blues will leapfrog them with a win. Yeovil lost 3-2 at Preston on Saturday after leading 1-0 at half-time.
Pompey boss Michael Appleton said: 'Yeovil got off to a fantastic start, winning a few games and going close against West Brom in the League Cup. It’s not gone their way in the last five games, but they’ll be like a wounded animal. We’re playing them on their own patch and they’ll be desperate to get a win.
'We have to be ready for that – I say every single week how important it is to start the game well, but we keep shooting ourselves in the foot. There are only so many times I can tell them because as soon as they step over that white line, it’s their responsibility. I genuinely believe that if we start well in games, we’ve got a group of players who are good enough to go on and win.
'We got a good result on Saturday. We’ve played much better this season and lost games, but I’ll be happy with similar performances if we pick up points.' Striker Luke Rodgers and defender Josh Thompson are still ruled out by thigh and ankle injuries respectively, and Appleton is not expected to make too many changes from the side who saw off The Iron.
Our prediction: Yeovil 2 Pompey 2
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