It was disappointing for many neutral fans to see Portsmouth crash out of the play-offs at the first hurdle.
The stage was set for the former Premier League side to make the first step back up the English Football league, but Paul Cook’s side failed to make it past a strong Plymouth side after losing the second leg 1-0 to make the score 3-2 to Argyle on aggregate.
With a strong squad consisting of quality players such as Conor Chaplin, Enda Stevens and Kyle Bennett – Portsmouth finished sixth in the league.
It was eventually outsiders Wimbledon who continued their incredible journey into the upper echelons of English football by defeating Argyle in the play-off final and Pompey must now spend another year in the fourth tier of English football.
The club is big enough to attract some of the best players in Leagues One and Two and under Paul Cook they have another excellent chance to make promotion next season. The club have already begun their movements in the transfer market signing Northampton Town’s Danny Rose which is a positive start to a summer of rebuilding and rethinking.
Here are FOUR things Portsmouth must do this summer to plan for a promotion winning campaign next season.